Jonti Marks was born in London and grew up partly in England and partly in Kenya. He has been a school teacher for 27 years and has worked in Zambia, Kenya and the UK as an English and Drama teacher and also as a Head. He recently left teaching to devote himself to his writing full-time.
Jonti became a Freemason in Nairobi in 1990 and has always been interested in the deeper, spiritual significance of the Craft. His Masonic writings aim to illuminate these hidden depths and to help make Freemasonry relevant, useful and inspiring for Masons and non-Masons alike.
Jonti's non-Masonic writings are largely informed either by his experiences as a teacher or by his life in Kenya - and often by his life as a teacher in Kenya!
His two Easter plays were written for Easter Services at Bromsgrove School where he was Head of English and Drama for many years.
Shaka Zulu, also a play, was written for performance at his school, Hillcrest, in Kenya and was first published by East African Educational Publishers.
'Future Primitives' was Jonti's first full-length novel/story. Aimed at teenagers and young adults, the story follows the adventures of a group of friends in Nairobi who survive the apocalypse of the 2020s and who have to rebuild their lives in a new and uncertain world where even their very sense of identity must be reformulated.
Jonti's latest book, 'Teaching from the Heart' is a series of 100 'meditations' for teachers; 100 inspirational messages for the educationalists in every sphere who do so much to determine the well-being of our society and the future of the planet.
You can find out more about Jonti at: www.jontimarks.co.uk