Mark grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Wright State University with degrees in History and Speech. He has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, and L.A.
Before turning his talents to writing, Mark enjoyed a successful career in commercial real estate with CBRE, having served on that firm’s Operations Management Board and then as CEO of Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate Services.
In 2009, Mark’s novel Last at Bat was published, and he formed Donahue Literary Properties, LLC. He has also written nine screenplays based on his novels: Last at Bat, Golden Reich, Fat Girl, War College, STATS, Call Me Jesse, Answer Man, New York Dirt, and Second Serve.
In his spare time, Mark plays baseball and has been a member of five MSBL World Series Championship teams. He plays tennis, can sometimes break 80 in golf, is able to jog three miles with a tail wind, and tools around in his triple-white 1967 GTO Convertible whenever possible. He also hosts “Ohio Baseball Weekly” on ultimatesportstalk.com radio on Monday nights from spring training through the World Series.
Mark resides in Dayton with wife Marsha, their dog Mika and Boss of the House, Rocky the Cat.