Born in Slough, October 1957, Mark Iles went to Westgate Secondary School and at the age of 17 joined the Royal Navy. Having served all over the world Mark started writing in 1982. He holds a Masters in Professional Writing, plus Diplomas in both Copywriting and Proofreading.
Mark's three novels in 'The Darkening Stars' series have all seen publication, with 'A Pride of Lions' released in 2013, 'The Cull of Lions' in 2014 and the third novel in the series, 'Roar of Lions' in 2017. A collection of short stories, 'Falling From Grace & Others' and several novellas have also been published. Currently Mark's working on a further collection of short tales and two new novels.
While his fiction tends to vary occasionally it generally remains entrenched in SF, Fantasy and Horror. His tales have appeared in the pages of Back Brain Recluse, Dream, New Moon, Auguries, Haunts, http://www.kalkion.com/, Screaming Dreams, Write to Fight, Escape Velocity and Monk Punk.
Mark's non-fiction work includes copywriting and features, such as interviews and 'how to' articles. These have been published in Combat, Fighters, Taekwondo Times, Martial Arts Illustrated, Taekwondo & Korean Martial arts, Junk (Hong Kong), Totally Taekwondo, http://www.profwriting.com/ and calmzone.net.