Mark McCabe is an Australian born author living in Otago on New Zealand’s South Island.
He is the author of two fantasy novels — As Fire is to Gold, and When All the Leaves Have Fallen, Books 1 and 2 of the Chronicles of the Ilaroi. A third publication — As Fire is to Gold: The Complete Chronicles of the Ilaroi — which combines these two novels into one volume, has also been released.
Self-Publishing: A Step-by-Step Guide, which was released in 2019, was Mark’s first non-fiction publication.
Mark was born in Brisbane, Australia. He lived for a number of years in Sydney and then moved to Canberra, the Australian capital city. Upon retiring, Mark and his family moved to New Zealand and took up residence near Dunedin.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Classics, Latin and English from the Australian National University. He now runs an editing business, Serotine Editing and Manuscript Services, providing editing, manuscript assessment, formatting, layout, and other services, with an emphasis on supporting indie authors.
His favoured genres are fantasy (particularly epic and high fantasy) and historical fiction. He cites Robert Jordan, David Gemmell, Jack Vance, and Ursula Le Guin as key inspirations and influences.
In his spare time, Mark is an amateur photographer and a keen student of the classics, with a focus on the Roman Empire.
Mark is a member of:
- New Zealand Society of Authors
- Australian Society of Authors
- Historical Novel Society
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand
- Australian Science Fiction Foundation
- Speculative Fiction New Zealand