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Mark Wayne Allen

   was born in Merryvillle, Louisiana. He has been a quadriplegic since 1982, a further result of a car wreck that happened in 1978. With God’s help and blessings, he has lived through these events. He is a survivor in the truest sense.

Since his accidents, he has completed high school and studied computers at Louisiana Tech University. Later, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in business management.

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Writing has long been his passion. He started, but never finished, his first novel at just 11 years of age as well as wrote several short stories and poems during his early youth. Looking into the future inspired a love for science fiction which, over the years, has evolved to include all fiction as well as the macabre.

Mark had two short stories and several poems published in a short lived e-zine called Dementia. In 2013, he published the science fiction book Star Siege which was written during his years at Louisiana State University. Since then, he has placed in several contests and even had a first place poem.

Having lived in the North, South, East, and as far West as Wyoming has given him the opportunity to meet and talk with a diverse group of people as well as an appreciation for diverse cultures.

Currently, he lives in Merryville, La. with his wife Kelley, where he is an alderman and mayor pro-tem.