Mark Carlson, 52, lives in San Diego, with his wife, Jane. He is a freelance writer and aviation historian. He is a Docent and researcher at the SD Air & Space Museum. Legally blind, he works with his Guide Dog, Saffron, a female Yellow Lab. Saffron began working with Mark when his first dog, Musket retired in September 2012.
Past President of Poway-Black Mountain Toastmasters, with ACS and CL awards, he established FUNspeakable historical lecture series for local organizations, adult communities and schools.
He began writing novels in 1995. Since then he has written six historical suspense novels, all of which are in manuscript form. As a technology specialist for a state agency, he worked to help people with disabilities to be more independent. In 2005 he began work on his first non-fiction book, ‘Confessions of a Guide Dog – The Blonde Leading the Blind’, a humorous autobiography about life with his first Guide Dog, Musket.
He has written several essays and won awards in national competitions. His second book, ‘Flying on Film – A Century of Aviation in the Movies 1912-2012’ has just been released to great critical reviews and acclaim.
His website is: www.musketmania.com
Facebook pages: Musket Carlson PhDog
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