A. L. Gengler creates poetry and writes short stories under the byline Mark Brandon Allen. He began writing Science Fiction and Fantasy purely for the amusement of his friends, children and grandchildren. His extended family includes eight children, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one vicious three pound Yorkshire terrier who holds both he and his wife hostage in Valparaiso Indiana.

His work has been published in print, on the pages of Demon Minds Anthology, Bull Spec, The Last Man Anthology, Sounds Of The Night, Indiana Science Fiction Anthology 2011, Polluto, WordPlay, Christmas Angles Anthology  and Heroes Of Mars. Online, e-zines including The 5th D, Pedestal Magazine, Everyday Weirdness, Underneath The Juniper Tree and Matters Most Extraordinary Anthology have showcased his work. Podcasts of his work have been read on Sciphi Journal, Cast Macabre and Anthro Dreams.

His novelette Espacio:Space from issue #7 of Pulp Empire is the keystone work in the newly released ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION, an indie paperback from LULU.

He is currently working on a Science Fantasy novel titled Dark Water and the production of an epic poem, Fifth World Temporal. A Steam Punk novella, The Tesla Bars, written in collaboration with his brother, James Gengler has just been completed.

He also blogs on the Illiana Garden Railroad (IGRS) website www.illianaroad.com