Mark Johnson has been a writer since the age of five when he put together, with his mother's help, his first chapbook, "Planet X." He writes mostly short fiction, poetry, memoirs and the occasional essay. Mark has been published online and in small magazines in California and Australia. He remains an avid reader, and collects signed first editions of mostly modern fiction. Originally from the mid-west, he has lived in New York City's East Village for the past 27 years.