Mark Pannebecker is an author of literary fiction and the founder of the St. Louis Indie Book Fair, an annual event created to foster authors of fiction and nonfiction. He started out as a filmmaker but soon fell in love with the creative writing process and began to shift his focus from producing and directing films to writing screenplays. He now writes in whichever genre holds the narrative best. He has written screenplays, stage plays, novels, novellas, and has recently published a collection of poetry titled Motorcycle Boy Lives (BookLocker, 2015) and a collection of short stories titled Godsfood (BookLocker, 2015). His first novel Fraternity of Fractures (AuthorHouse, 2016) was originally a screenplay.

Just over a decade ago, Mark Pannebecker started falling asleep when he lost his desire to write. Thinking it was just a nap, a writer’s block, he closed his eyes. But attempts to awaken and force himself out of his writer’s block failed. Months rolled into years where Mark wrote nothing yet still called himself a writer. The years languished over him as he slowly lost his dharma. And so, he slept, without a life purpose, following the dreams of others. Until a seemingly insignificant event occurred that awoke him. After all the yoga and Kirtans and meditation and breath-work and Chi Gong and getting in touch with his feminine and chanting and searching the metaphysical for answers and the soul-searching and the soul expansion and the embrace of the Goddesses, the Buddha, the Hindu gods—he awoke again to his raison d'être.

Mark is now in the process of preparing and writing new work, alive and fresh from a long slumber. The book he’s most excited about publishing is “A Fool’s Journey,” a 21-part series of novelettes inspired by The Fool and his journey through the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Each of the twenty-one parts will be launched as eBook only.

Please reach out to him at contact@markpannebecker.com and visit his website: markpannebecker.com.