Mark Carver was born in Queens, New York. After graduating from Toccoa Falls College in 2005 with a degree in English Literature, he hopped on a plane to China. He worked for 8 years at various Chinese universities, teaching spoken English and writing.
In 2009, Mark married a lovely Chinese girl named Tina. Their son Nolan Z was born in 2010, and their daughter Zoe Ann was born in 2013. Mark now lives with his family in Atlanta, GA, where he works in the health benefits industry and also teaches English language classes at a local university.
Mark loves art in all forms, and this is reflected in his enthusiasm for tattoos. Mark currently has more than 20 tattoos, some with significant meaning, and others that are simply for fun. He also enjoys sculpture, listening to heavy metal music, and cooking.
Mark’s reading list skews heavily towards classical literature, specifically from the medieval, American Romantic, and Gothic periods. His favorite works include The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, and many more. These works have had a profound effect on Mark’s writing style and subject matter