Mark David Gerson never wanted to be a writer, never believed in a world beyond that of his five senses. But when life began to chip away at his sense of self with a relentlessness that he couldn’t ignore, he found himself launched on a spiritual journey that would redefine everything about him — multiple times. It was a journey of surrender that ultimately birthed a timeless fantasy trilogy…and a new life he could never have imagined.
“My life, as you will discover, has been rocky, on-the-edge and unconventional. It has been scary, disrupted and a distant remove from what most people still cling to as ‘security.’ It has also been creative, exhilarating, passion-filled, vibrant, exciting, adventurous and enriching. It has pushed me beyond the boundaries of what I believe and what I believe I want, and it has propelled me beyond the frontiers of the conventionally possible. In every moment, it steers me on a course that I could never consciously chart for myself. In every breath, it reminds me that the story knows best — the story I’m living as much as the story I’m writing.”
Mark David Gerson is a filmmaker, award-winning author and creator of The Q’ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels and films. Mark David wrote the trilogy’s books and screenplays and is directing all three movies.
The MoonQuest, the first book in The Q’ntana Trilogy, has won multiple awards, as has his book on writing and creativity, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write. His recording, The Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers, is popular with creative artists in all genres and media. Mark David’s latest book is Acts of Surrender: A Writer’s Memoir, and his long-out-print inspirational volume, The Book of Message: Writings Inspired by Melchizedek, has just been reissued.
As a creativity catalyst and workshop facilitator, Mark David has guided writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease. He is also a broadcaster and popular speaker on topics related to creativity and spirituality, as well as an accomplished artist and photographer.
The StarQuest and The SunQuest books, the sequels to The MoonQuest will be released in 2013. The MoonQuest, the first feature film in The Q’ntana Trilogy, will be in theatres in 2014.