Mark A. ("Tony") Parks had a life-long passion for history and Medieval History in particular. The Hammerstone novels are a direct result of this interest. Born in Bancroft, Ontario, in 1962, he and his wife Patricia now make their home in Cavan, Ontario, raising their two children and a variety of pets. Tony's lifelong passion for Medieval History began with his boyhood reading of the "Robin Hood" legends. Mark enjoys boating, fishing, camping, skiing with his family, and of course, reading and writing.