Young adult author, Mark Smith, writes cracking dystopian novels set around the beautiful wVictoria’s Great Ocean Road, where he lives. A former teacher, Mark is passionate about writing and sharing his skill with young writers.

His trilogy, The Road to Winter, Wilder Country and Land of Fences is a fast-paced read loved by readers and critics alike. In fact, so loved the books have won countless awards. I found them impossible to put down.

This week in Portable Magic, Mark and I talk about what influences his writing, the importance of place in his young adult novels and the stories behind his trilogy.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy Mark’s thoughtful responses and the peek into his writing life as much as I did.

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