Mark has been a professional writer since securing a job on a local newspaper when he was 15. A graduate of the prestigious Air Force Academy, he served as a jet pilot in the US Air Force, a professional racecar driver and a successful businessman in the private jet business. But his focus has always been writing. His work has placed in competitions (RENTBOY PILOT and RENTBOY – SHORT) and he has been optioned almost a dozen times over the years. He also wrote a draft of the adaptation for THE PARTNER, a John Grisham bestseller that we was co-producing with Academy Award-winner Bob Chartoff.