Mark Piper is an Australian writer who resides in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria. He is the author of short stories Altitude, Cinnamon Diamonds and a serialised collection entitled Stock and Station. He is currently working on his next manuscript as you read this. If you would like an automatic email when it is released, sign up here.
Despite my busy schedule writing is my number one passion. Curiosity, excitement and a warped sense of time and history combine to form great story telling. I’m sure you will find stories to interest you here, that will transport you to other places and other times. I will endeavour to upload a new piece of writing each week. They will be a mix of short stories, magazine and newspaper articles, drafts of novels and reviews of an eclectic range of writing forms.
Thank you for taking the time to stop, take a breath and read something.
Mark has spent the last two decades working in a number of creative fields. Starting out as a travel photo-journalist in the late nineties traversing Australia for magazine and newspaper publications. He used photography as a jumping off point to complete a graphic design traineeship which has held him in good stead for the transition of design from pen to computer screen. He has worked as a Graphic Designer for “Vivid Imagery Magazine”, Features Editor for “Top Drop Australia” and Creative Director for “Focal Point Graphic Design”.
In 2006 Mark purchased Best Digital Signs Pty Ltd. During the last ten years the business has expanded to include over twelve staff and now completes print advertising projects Australia wide. In recent years the focus has been on re-development and re-branding projects.
In May 2017 Mark opened an Art Gallery with his wife in the Yarra Ranges. Gallery Alta Vista is a boutique gallery located in the main street of beautiful Sassafras. Housing many celebrated and up and coming Australian artists, including David Bromley, Charles Blackman, Brett Whitely, David Larwill, It Hao Pheh, Wendy Heath, Grange Wallis and Jet James among many others.