The Kentucky Derby inspired Mark’s love of horses and racing out in “the sticks.” Mounted on a stick horse, his heart and bare feet pounded dirt trails across his old Kentucky home. Derby isn’t the racehorse he wanted, but through patience and training, he and Mark won lasting friendships.
Meet the Author
Mark contributes his talents and time to the community locally and internationally. He promotes reading and writing via public speaking engagements, book signings, and participation in book events. He has been recognized through the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, KACo (KY Assoc. of Counties), FAPA Board, SCBWI, IBPA, Readers’ Favorite Illustration Awards Judge, and international book awards. He also volunteers his talents to the Kids Need to Read annual calendar and donates books to various organizations.