Peter was born in California sometime during 1976. Maybe. It was a good year to allegedly be born in. He has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the world in general, and has worked in everything from waiting tables to private detection.Throughout the course of his life, he has hitchhiked across the States and backpacked across Europe on the Eurail. He likes reading, watching movies, playing video games, and playing tabletop games. He also studies martial arts and philosophy. Just in case you were wondering, he loves strawberry daiquiris, and you are welcome to mail him one (can you tell he likes his postman?).Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.
Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), he has designed (and written story-lines for) games (the best-selling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other spec fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig with local Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony De Marco.) Currently, he is the managing editor of Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta’s Wordfire Press and he is working on his next 3 novels with Steven L. Sears.
Mark grew up in the great plains of the Midwest where he developed his love for music, science fiction, fantasy, theater, cinema, games and basically any form of storytelling. He chased his dream of music for most of his early adult life and released an album with his band Vizuddha in 2008. Though they only sold a few hundred copies, it was downloaded from various sources over two million times. Mark has performed theatrically and toured, winning a handful of awards for his singing talents at a young age.
It is only natural that, having been raised in farmland, he also has a love for the growing of food and, of course, cooking and joyously consuming it as well. During his time as a professional musician he was also blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from many talented chefs in the Boulder and Denver areas. In 2007 he acquired a love for craft-brews when he assisted with the opening of the Vine Street Pub in Denver.
Mark has written since before he was a teenager and continues to do so daily. He is often inspired by the digital-games medium and hopes to one day own a game design company himself. He recently finished a formal education in computer program design to help further that aspiration.
Bloodletting is his second work of fiction, co-authored with his friend, literary mentor, and fellow conspirator, Peter.