ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Name: Mark Clement
Title: Contributing Writer
Mark Clement is a carpenter and professional remodeler who loves telling stories about tools and how-to’s in any way he can: articles, TV, online, and books—including a novel called The Carpenter’s Notebook. So much so, in fact, he says he “may be the most published person you’ve never heard of.”
Expertise and Experience
Mark has spent his whole life in home improvement and maintenance. Starting off young with mailbox fliers and his mom’s lawn mower, he went on to install seasonal docks on Cape Cod and, with occasional breaks for bartending, quickly came to realize that building and making things beautiful was it for him. He went on to edit Tools of the Trade Magazine, where he “learned about as much about building—and life—as is possible to learn” and got paid to interview carpenters from all over the country, helping them tell their stories and share their passions. That insight became the bedrock for his novel. With his wife, Theresa Clement, he helped develop the blog MyFixitUpLife, opening the way to other home improvement adventures: trade shows, podcasting, and television.
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