Mark was born in Aberdeen on a cold and windy day in 1980 and shortly afterwards moved to warmer climates down south in rural Lincolnshire. Although he wanted to be a golfer, chef, fighter pilot and master Lego builder (not all at the same time) he found that his skills were much more suited to becoming a professional doodler. Mark graduated in Illustration from the University of Lincoln  in 2003 and the Bright Agency started to represent him a few months later. He now works from a studio which is a short walk from his house and shares it with a lobster, a Mogwai and a giant prawn!
Since joining Bright, Mark has managed to secure picture book deals with publishers such as Templar, Little Tiger Press, Simon & Schuster, Usborne, Knopf and Random House. He was also selected to illustrate ‘Animal Adventure’ at ZSL London Zoo, the new children's zoo area. This has lead to further work securing major London Zoo book commissions with Bloomsbury. He is also the illustrator of the popular 'Stinky & Jinks'  titles published by Templar.
Mark’s first self-authored picture book, ‘Brian the Smelly Bear’, was published in October 2012.

Mark is represented internationally by The Bright Group

You can 'like' his Facebook fan page here

Or if you like to tweet, follow Mark at his markAchambers Twitter account

Mark is
a proud member of the 'Bear With Me' travelling sketchbook team

He is also the creator of Daily Doodle

Awards :

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - Shortlisted
Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013, Picture Book Category - Winner
Sheffield Children's Book Award 2013, Short Novel Category - Highly Commeneded 
The People's Book Prize 2012 - Runner-up
Stockport School's Picture Book Award 2012 - Shortlisted
Oldham Brilliant Books Award 2012 - Shortlisted
NASEN Children's Picture Book Award 2008 - Winner

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