ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark E. Fisher
Mark E. Fisher wrote his first twelve pages at the age of ten, complete with pictures of Indians, a stampede, and a prairie fire. More recently, he’s been writing bestselling Christian end-times thrillers. Before that, he authored historical fiction based in ancient Celtic Ireland and in Renaissance Italy.
His series of three Christian historical novels set in ancient, Celtic Ireland begins with The Bonfires of Beltane at the time of St. Patrick. The Medallion, a high-adventure sequel and a stand-alone book, follows in A.D. 486. The Slaves Of Autumn, set in A.D. 408, is a high-adventure stand-alone book, and is the last in the series.
Death Of The Master Builder is Mark’s fourth novel set in Renaissance Italy. It was written for a general audience.
Mark has also written a Christian fantasy series, The Scepter and Tower Trilogy. The Stolen Scroll, a novella prequel, is available in eBook only. The series includes: Quest For The Scepter, Into The Druid’s Lair, and Return To The Tower.
A Change of Direction
But Mark is a Christian, and lately, the signs of the end of days have accumulated so rapidly, he was compelled to change direction. Thus did he embark on his latest venture—Days of the Apocalypse, a series of Christian end-times thrillers based on the books of Revelation, Joel, Daniel, Ezekiel, and other apocalyptic books of the Bible. The first two books in the series, The Day the End Began and Days of War and Famine, became instant bestsellers.
Mark enjoys reading historical fiction, fantasy, and the classics. He is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Minnesota Christian Writer’s Guild, Realm Makers, and The Historical Novel Society of North America.
When he’s not working for his church or traveling, Mark will probably be at his desk writing. Or eating out. Or practicing on his guitar for his monthly gig with the church band. Or walking his dog, Chloe, an extremely cute, miniature Australian shepherd who drags her master around the neighborhood at least three miles each day, and insists on plenty of time chasing balls and toys.
EDUCATION AND WORK
Mark E. Fisher has degrees in Anthropology/Sociology (B.S., 1973), Computer Science (M.S., 1980), and Ministry (M.Min, 2013). He has worked at Ramco Railroad, welding rails together; Pittsburgh Plate Glass, inspecting auto glass; and for seven years at the Illinois Department of Public Aid in Aurora and Elgin, Illinois as a welfare caseworker. That is where he met his future wife Barbara who had the desk behind him. After he learned computer programming, he worked at IBM Rochester for twenty-eight years. There he programmed communications microcode for the AS/400 and bus transport microcode for the i- and p-series hypervisor. In 2009, IBM and Mark parted ways, after which his writing career began in earnest.
In 2007, Mark declared in public that Jesus was the Son of God and was baptized into the Christian faith. He then created and taught a twenty-week course on Christian apologetics at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Rochester, Minnesota. He has since led numerous Bible studies, and for years was active on that church’s missions team, helping to send the Gospel “to the ends of the earth”. Next, he helped plant The Gathering Church of Rochester, and for the next five years, until September 2019 when the church closed, he served as a community group leader, head of missions, treasurer, and sometime elder. He now attends Living Hope Church in Rochester. He is also the treasurer of the New Gospel Frontiers missions agency whose goal is to spread the Gospel in Central Asia.
WHERE IS HOME?
Rochester, Minnesota—just south of the frozen tundra—is where Mark and his wife, Barbara, call home. He enjoys traveling, and he and Barbara have visited missionaries in the Dominican Republic and Japan. Before COVID hit, they made weeks-long forays to Ireland, Italy, France, and Switzerland where story ideas sought him out. To escape the Minnesota snows, they spend time each winter at a beach on a Mexican island. They have two sons and six lively grandchildren.