About

Dragon Lake is the website of writer and blogger Mark Anderson Smith.

Dragon Lake is also a lake found in the High Pamirs of Central Asia. Lake Sarez in the local Tajik language, the lake was formed after an earthquake caused a devastating landslide, blocking off the Murghab River in 1911.

The resulting dam is considered to be unstable and Lake Sarez has the reputation of being a natural disaster waiting to happen.

Mark worked in Tajikistan for two years from 1999 and while he never managed to visit Lake Sarez, the site has held a fascination for him since he first heard of it.

In 2014 Mark published a short story – Dragon Lake, an adventure story set on the shore of Lake Sarez. He decided soon after to use the name for his publishing company.