Wednesday, October 14
Mark Wiederanders writes historical fiction about the private lives of famous authors. His novel about Robert Louis Stevenson’s love affair with an American woman, Stevenson’s Treasure was published by Fireship Press in 2014, after placing as a Short List Finalist in the William Faulkner Society’s Novel-in-Progress competition. His screenplay about William Shakespeare’s family, “Taming Judith” was a finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures’ screenwriting competition and was optioned by a film company. Mark has earned residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ Residency and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Mark is also a psychologist who did research on the criminally insane. He lives in Sacramento, California where he is now working on a novel about Jack London.