I'm Mark McElroy, a writer who lives in Atlanta, GA. MadeByMark.com is my personal blog, created in November of 2000 as a way to connect with good people by writing about:
finding a path. Spiritually, I'm an "ecclectic gnostic neo-Buddhist Christian zen mystic" -- today -- who's made his peace with the Universe. For the past twenty-one years, I've also been happily partnered to Clyde Parks, my handsome, quiet, hard-working "better half." Deciding to be honest about what I believe and who I love (and encouraging you to do the same) is the best decision I've ever made.
telling stories. I'm a professional storyteller. At work, I manage a team that makes memorable, conversation-starting multimedia content for a Great Big Bank. For the joy of it, I share quirky slice-of-life stories here on MadeByMark.com. And for sanity's sake, I'm trying to figure out the story behind my apparent inability to finish a single novel, despite having written and published several non-fiction books!
sharing what works. When I find a great "any Tuesday night" restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, stumble on a great travel destination or technical hack, or fall in love with a gadget or an app, sharing that news with you makes me happy. All recommendations I make are honest and unbiased; I don't take money to write about, recommend, or endorse a product or service on MadeByMark.com.
I read every comment you leave on the site, and apprecaite every email, tweet, or link you send my way. Letting me know that one of my books or posts helped you, touched you, or made a difference in your life will make my day.