1 January 1964|
Coventry, United Kingdom
|Pen name||M.D. Lachlan|
|Alma mater||University of Sussex|
|Genre||Fantasy, nonfiction, journalism|
The Wolfsangel Series
Mark Barrowcliffe (born 14 July 1964), also known as M.D. Lachlan and Mark Alder, is an English writer. He was born in Coventry and studied at the University of Sussex. After graduating, Barrowcliffe worked as a journalist before penning his first novel, Girlfriend 44. He then made a name for himself writing "lad lit". He currently lives and writes in Brighton, East Sussex, and South Cambridgeshire.
Barrowcliffe wrote under the pseudonym "M.D. Lachlan" for the Wolfsangel series, which began with Wolfsangel in 2010 and continued to Lord of Slaughter in 2012. A fourth novel in the series, "Valkyrie's Song", is in progress. He was drawn to fantasy after penning The Elfish Gene.
In 2013, Barrowcliffe began a new series, 'The Banners of Blood', under another pseudonym "Mark Alder", with the first book titled Son of the Morning.
Barrowcliffe felt that, as he was growing up, he kept his distance from girls and "cool kids", and he turned his attention to the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. His experiences as a child are detailed in his book The Elfish Gene.
The Wolfsangel series
- Wolfsangel (2010, as M.D. Lachlan)
- Fenrir (2011, as M.D. Lachlan)
- Lord of Slaughter (2012, as M.D. Lachlan)
The Banners of Blood series
- Son of the Morning (2014, as Mark Alder)
- Son of the Night (2017, as Mark Alder)
- Girlfriend 44 (2000)
- Infidelity for First-Time Fathers (2002)
- Lucky Dog (2004)
- The Elfish Gene (2007)
- Mr. Wrong (2008)