Mark M. Dean and his family live in Southeast Ohio on a small horse farm nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. His endeavors as an Author, Lyricist, and Poet are fueled by childhood memories of many family tales and exploits regarding the colorful characters in his clan. Mark and family have the pleasure of living in ten states stretching from Rhode Island to Arizona while also having lived and traveled abroad. His 20 years of Military service involved 12 family moves giving him keen insight into the importance of bonding through stories, songs, and poems. Mark struggled with childhood dyslexia and desires to payback all those who helped him develop his imagination through reading and storytelling. He earned his Undergraduate degree from Miami University while also playing Ice Hockey for the Redskins. He also earned his Master's Degree from Ohio University.