What Arthur and Barney did for children’s books in the 1990s, first-time author Mark Repkin and illustrator David Moneysmith accomplish by creating characters who connect with today’s families and capture the magic of being a child.
About the Author
Mark Repkin resides in a suburb of Chicago with his wife Stacy and their two children, Jenna and Spencer. His passion is to create stories for his children with colorful characters and important messages. He is a firm believer in the power of storytelling as a way to prepare them for new situations and experiences. Mark's stories weave valuable life lessons into vivid and fun stories. He knows they work, because Jenna and Spencer often recite the stories and are always asking for more. They are his biggest fans!
In addition to teaching children, Mark is recognized as leader and consummate mentor in the incentive and recognition industry. Mark develops programs to inform and educate business professionals in best practices for human performance management. Mark was recently recognized by his industry’s peers with the Incentive Marketing Association’s Rising Star Award, for his contributions in the development of pioneering educational curriculum. In addition, Mark’s philanthropic endeavors include serving a full tenure on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative and serving on the Board of Advisors for DePaul University’s suburban campuses.