Why a novel for young boys?
In the U.S., 43% of children live in a household with no father presence. Hancock knows that boys respond not to sermons, but to stories. This story appeals to boys who desire to achieve greatness but have no male role model to follow. Additionally, fathers are drawn to the main character, King Benjamin, who is equivalent to a modern-day executive fighting battles while longing to put his hand toward something meaningful.
SON is currently pursuing publishing opportunities for THE SIEGE, both independent and traditional.
MARK HANCOCK began his career founding a national advertising agency and running it for fifteen years. His conversion to Christ led him into ministry as a Youth and College Pastor, Associate Pastor, Homeless Ministry Director and Global Event Director for an international ministry, which put him in front of thousands of people on five continents. He holds two Masters Degrees in the Mental Health Counseling field, having spent a number of years in private practice, and has taught at secular and Christian colleges. An award-winning writer and international conference speaker, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Trail Life USA and lives near Greenville, SC with his wife of 27 years and two sons.