The son of two librarians, Mark Stevens was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and Los Angeles; as a City Hall reporter for The Rocky Mountain News in Denver; as a national field producer for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (PBS) and as an education reporter for The Denver Post. He lives in Denver. Mark is currently president of Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America. His fifth mystery to feature Allison Coil, The Melancholy Howl, is now out from Third Line Press.