South Texas Authors

Mark Ferdinand – South Texas authors

South Texas authors are making their presence known. Mark Ferdinand works in Kingsville, Texas and lives on North Padre Island in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mark is the author of the autism novel, Fortune on the Spectrum.

Fortune on the Spectrum is a novel in which the main character has autism. Traits of his autism give him great focus on his obsession with day trading the stock market. He becomes the youngest self-made millionaire in Texas history.

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Fortune on the Spectrum an Adventure Novel

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Mark Ferdinand in novel promotion video

Mark Ferdinand lives on the Padre Island with his wife, daughter and son. Fishing the surf, hunting, gardening, carving, auto and home repair occupy his spare time. He has written on the topic of autism spectrum disorder from a father’s perspective in parenting articles and in other non-fiction venues.

Having limited typical communication skills, his son introduced Mark to new ways of interpreting his needs and aspirations. As his son grew older Mark became fascinated by the story potential within these amazing children. This prompted the creation of a dynamic adventure story focusing on a character with autism.

Mark is about to publish his new non-fiction work entitled You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! Harrowing Tales of Herpetology.

From chasing frogs as a child, to milking venomous snakes for a living, Mark Ferdinand explores a lifetime of tales from the world of reptiles and amphibians. Whether it’s a quest for his first turtle, keeping crocodiles in his closet, or chasing snakes around the workplace, You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! has a story that all “herpers” and nature lovers can relate to and enjoy.

Mark Ferdinand writes on topics considered unusual for South Texas authors. Both Fortune on the Spectrum and You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! are available through Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.

Son with autism enjoying new pool

My son with autism likes to jump and do cannonballs when he goes to the pool. I recently installed a semi above ground pool for him, but I didn’t want him using the coping to do his jumps. I finally built a primitive platform for him. I still need to add some hand rails and secure it a bit better in the ground. It is working for now.

Son with autism enjoying new pool.

As usual I include an advert for my novel, Fortune on the Spectrum, by Mark Ferdinand. An autism adventure novel.