My name is Mark Oetjens. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs. I have a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University. I liked college so much I stuck around to get an M.A. in Anthropology. I moved to Phoenix with some college friends in ’99. Health problems forced me to move to Indianapolis in ’02. While recovering, I wrote my first novel, The Staff of Rahgorra, and started Conquer Publishing. Now that the health problems are gone I’ve moved back to Phoenix. I love it down here. I’m currently working on a sequel to The Staff of Rahgorra.