Mark Wayne is a published poet and artist who is currently working on his memoir and full length novel trilogy. As a much younger man, he stood helplessly at the edge of the dark abyss of pain, death and grief. The experience of watching his first wife die at age 26 from breast cancer forced him to question the meaning of life in his search for answers that impact his writings to this day.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” ~CS LewisTweet
He has lived his entire life in the Pacific Northwest where the land, nature and people both inspire and fuel his writing. His poetry has been featured in several print and online publications as he works on his first full-length book of his poetry that explores the pain that we all face during our lives and the hope that can rise.
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo EmersonTweet
He is now happily remarried with a wife and beautiful daughter who keep him young in this second chapter of life that he has been granted. He enjoys horses and mountain biking when not writing. His wish is to share the joys, the sorrows, the hope and inspire others to live despite the grief we all carry. He believes in the ‘ripple effect,’ to touch one life and you may touch the world for to share the journey, however brief, is a wonderful gift.
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