Who is Mark O’Neill? Well, I’m a 40-something Scotsman, now living in Würzburg, Germany. I’m married to a beautiful German woman and also part-owner to a crazy dog called Schlumpf, who’s charging 20% to be my literary agent and book doctor. He campaigned heavily for major characters to be dogs and was disappointed when I didn’t take up the suggestion.
I’m a former technology journalist, with past experience working for newspapers and magazines. Writing for almost 30 years, I didn’t have the confidence to publish fiction until I met Mark Dawson, independent author of the famous John Milton novels. Now I have outlines for 20 books for Department 89, and outlines for the first couple of books in a German crime series. Apart from that, I also plan to publish non-fiction in the future. I also help Mark D as an advance “beta” reader for his unpublished work, shortly before it gets published.
In a previous life, I was a Jack-of-all-trades, including being a government civil servant, working in hotels, and travelling around Europe. I also spent a couple of years working as a civilian employee on a US Army base here in Würzburg.
I have epilepsy and clinical depression, and I try to promote awareness of the conditions whenever I can. Not many people are sufficiently educated on these medical conditions and this needs to change.
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