Dragon Lake Books is the website of writer, Mark Anderson Smith, and is a publishing imprint.
Mark’s life long goal was to write and publish a novel and this was achieved in 2014 with his first novel: The Great Scottish Land Grab, a story exploring whether the highland clearances could be reversed today.
Fallen Warriors was published in 2017, a thriller exploring the impact of miracles on ordinary people and the rise of Islamic terrorism.
In 2019 Dragon Lake Books will publish Double Your Salary …Without losing your soul!, a part autobiography sharing how Mark was able to double his salary three times, part motivational and inspirational guide to encourage anyone who feels trapped by low wages.
Dragon Lake Books plans to publish additional fiction and non-fiction titles. At present we are not considering submissions, though this may change in the future.
Mark accepted a challenge several years ago to set himself 100 goals. He blogs about goals on this website under My 100 Goals and uses my100goals on social media platforms to identify himself.
The name Dragon Lake originated in Central Asia. A devastating landslide in 1911 blocked off the Murghab River in the High Pamirs of Central Asia, filling the valley and forming a lake. A trillion tons of water are now held back by the earth and rubble dam, which could be dislodged by any of the frequent earthquakes that plague the region, threatening the many villages and towns that line the valleys of Tajikistan and beyond.
When Mark first visited Tajikistan in 1997, he became captivated by the story of how the dam formed and the mystery surrounding the lake the locals called Sarez, or Dragon… His short story: Dragon Lake was inspired by his experiences of his time in Tajikistan and it seemed fitting to use this as the name of the website.
All Mark’s novels are available to order through your local bookshop and also available as ebooks online.