Mark Hayes Peacock’s work first appeared in print in the Junior Journal, a publication written by and for teenagers. He followed that up as sports editor of his LeConte Junior High School newspaper and, later, in a University of Southern California Graduate School/Haynes Foundation internship he produced and edited a weekly publication for Town Hall.
Peacock published his first national magazine article in 1971. That was followed by a 40 year freelance career that saw cover stories, articles, contributing editorships and monthly columns in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers. Today, he writes a national advertising ad series for a client of more than 30 years. Until recently, Mark was the sole Wisconsin freelance writer published by the St.Paul Pioneer Press.
Mark’s fiction has been published in Minnesota Ink and in Soundings.
Mark Hayes Peacock is a semi-retired pastor and chaplain, the husband of a mental health therapist in private practice, and the father of six creative and successful children. Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Mark now lives and writes in Osceola, Wisconsin. He is the former Community Education director for Unity school District and founding vice-president of the Polk County Economic Development Corporation. He served 11 years as pastor of St.Croix Falls and Wolf Creek United Methodist Churches.