|Name Mark Rogers|
Died February 2014
|Books The Adventures of Samur, Zorachus, Samurai Cat goes to hell, The Nightmare of God, Blood + Pearls|
Mark E. Rogers (April 19, 1952 – February 2, 2014), was an American author-illustrator.
Rogers, while a student at Pt. Pleasant Beach High School, wrote a short novel, The Runestone, which has since been adapted into Willard Carroll's 1990 film starring Peter Riegert and Joan Severance, although it remains unpublished.... except as a numbered, signed limited edition chapbook published by Burning Bush Press in 1979. At the University of Delaware he continued his interest in writing, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
He since became a professional writer. His published works include the Samurai Cat series; a number of novels, The Dead, Zorachus, and the latter's sequel, The Nightmare of God; a series of books known as Blood of the Lamb; and another series called Zancharthus. He has also published three art portfolios and a collection of his pin-up paintings, Nothing But A Smile.
Rogers often had heart problems, he died from apparent heart failure while hiking with his family in California's Death Valley.