Born in Witney, Oxfordshire, (UK), too many years ago to mention without embarrassment, Mark suffered through the usual childhood problems of mumps, measles and miserable schooldays.
His father worked for the government and changed his workplace frequently. The constant changes made Mark wary of making friends: if you don't have close friends, you don't get hurt when you have to leave them. Now, he still finds making new friends difficult.
He worked in the area of photography, in London, then moved to Spain after his marriage. There, he and his wife established a successful language school in Andalusia. After many years, he is now concentrating more of his passion – writing.
His hobbies include; reading, writing and listening to music. As far as his reading goes he devours everything from biographies to detective fiction. Music can be anything from Mozart or Bach to jazz vocal: Ella, Billie, or any of the more modern vocalists such as Diana Krall or Stacey Kent.
Writing takes up much of his time. He is engaged on his series 'Chronicles of the White Tower', and is also researching a book about the great jazz vocalists – which, with luck, will be finished in a couple of years.
Through no fault of her own, Janette, a young huntress, is thrown into a conspiracy that threatens a kingdom. Chased across mountains and through forests, she and her companion, Conrad, a knight of the Order of the White Tower, face danger and death at the hands of their pursuers.
Befriended by brigands, adopted by gypsies, and in touch with the old religion of the Moon Goddess, she finds she has a key role to play in bringing peace to a land filled with tensions and unrest.
No Vampires, Elves, or Dragons - Mark Patrick's world of the White Tower deals with people, their ambitions and desires, loves and hates, all with a touch of mystic magic.
Sample Janette's Tale
Bennett is the second exciting instalment of the saga 'The Chronicles of the White Tower'.
It tells how Bennett, a knight of the White Tower, and Stella, a Romany girl with a deadly knife, find love together.
Their new marriage is complicated by the rescue of Palima, a Mistress of War, who, ages past, was imprisoned in a stone for her part in the battle against evil.
Can the three of them rally the forces of the Romany and overcome Mandrake, a man who prolongs his life by absorbing the life energy of the men and women who die on his obscene altar?
Their quest takes them across various kingdoms, and they find friends, and treacherous enemies amongst both the nobility, and outlaws.
Winter Moon is the third exciting book in the series 'Chronicles of the White Tower'.
Lady Marie Anne, a young Adapti of the Order of the White Tower, is given her first important mission after coming of age: find and kill the man who is seeking to destroy the White Tower and end her Order of Knighthood.
Her quest takes her across the sea in a small boat, with only Brand, a young fisherman for assistance. Together they must find and bring to justice a megalomaniac who has already brought about the deaths of Brand's parents.
Death and violence, fire and destruction follow Marie Anne as she attempts to fulfil her duty to her Order.
Sample Winter Moon
Modern-Medieval Fantasy Adventure
For no apparent reason, the father of eighteen-year-old Marian Fairfax is brutally murdered and she is plunged into a terrifying world of violence.
Aided by an ex-SAS soldier, she attempts to discover who caused her father's death, and why. She also has to stay alive - no mean feat under the circumstances.
An inheritance, sapphire jewels left to her by her mother, takes on a startling significance when she discovers that the death of her father is directly related to their existence.
Someone will stop at nothing to obtain the jewellery, and Marian herself, in order to learn their mysterious secrets.
Legacy is the fourth book in the series, 'The Chronicles of the White Tower' (Janette's Tale, Bennett, Winter Moon). It differs from the first three novels as it is based in both modern times and the medieval age.
It is actually book one of a trilogy within the general series. Other books of the trilogy are (working titles): The Summoning and Time Meld.