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A Different Challenge in January

Last year I participated in National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to…

Please, excuse the mess

Well, as you can see, the website has a new look. I spent most of…

Production Calendar, Select and a Free Story

Today I sat down and tried to figure out where the Power Series is going,…


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About The Author

Mark Oetjens

I was born in 1971 and grew up in suburban Chicago. As a child I was diagnosed with Dystonia, a debilitating neuromuscular disorder. Though there is no cure for Dystonia, surgeries and rehabilitation allowed me to walk with only a slight limp by the time I started high school. I received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Anthropology, both from Northern Illinois University. As an adult a brain tumor, completely unrelated to the Dystonia, threatened to disable me a second time. Thanks to radiation therapy the tumor has disappeared. I currently live and write in Phoenix, AZ.