Mark McClelland studied Computer Science and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan's Residential College, where he won a Hopwood Award for poetry. After graduating in 1994, he sold his soul to his software career, and is now slowly clawing it back. He writes in search of truths that defy simple, direct expression, and publishes to share his discoveries with others. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Nancy, and is currently working on his next book. Mark's debut novel, "Upload", is a winner of the ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award in Science Fiction, and was listed among the Best Books of 2014 by Chicago Book Review.