Mark Whipple is a film director, screenwriter, novelist, philanthropist (gave his favorite bowling ball to charity), songwriter, stage writer, an all-around nice guy who loves the short story, (reading or writing) and an inter-galactic - inter-dimensional space historian. His loves include his lovely wife Joni of 30-plus years, his wonderful, brilliant and beautiful children and a pick-up basketball game. Although he fears heights, Mark likes spending his spare time on roofs-he finds the air and the view fresher there. In 1984, Mark had finished his fourth screenplay, SPIKE, IKE AND FIFTYTOES, it is a story of a bunch of ghosts who are tired of being dead, so they decide to get their old band back together. The screenplay landed him his first Hollywood agent. The agent told Mark that this screenplay was an "Overnight seller." Upon clarification of the term "Overnight", the agent promised to have it sold in three months. So while Mark waited for the overnight sale to happen, he continued to write and write-throw boomerangs, and write. He has written three novels, two collection of short stories, one and a half stage plays, twenty-nine feature length screenplays, (one of which, Kosmic Karl, he filmed) and a few songs-some of the songs are featured in Kosmic Karl (available on Amazon.com. He has also thrown countless boomerangs 173,562 times.