Official Website of Author Mark Stephen O'Neal

Life As a Fiction Author

My name is Mark Stephen O’Neal, and I’m a Christian author who has been writing since 2007. I’ve endured many of the pitfalls that come with self-publishing...I've learned how to carefully and skillfully create a plot, format my paperback books and proofread my own work before submitting it to a second pair of eyes through trial and error. My journey hasn’t been easy, but it has been very fulfilling.
Now, I’d like to share a little about my background. I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago in the 70s, and I had a strong affinity for baseball as a youth. However, I didn’t play baseball beyond my teenaged years. As I entered adulthood, I didn’t have a clue about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I earned a degree in business after six long years divided between two universities, but I still didn’t know what my true purpose was yet at twenty-four years of age...