About Mark R. Clifford

Mark R. Clifford is a proud fourth generation San Franciscan, and the second-born in a Irish Catholic family of seven, making him a self-proclaimed expert in the pseudoscience of birth order characteristics. Mark served in the Marine infantry for ten years and as a Police Officer for over a quarter century.

In the Marines, he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mark received Special Operations training while attached to the 3rd Marine Division, in Okinawa and was operating in the Philippines in 1991 during the historic eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

His law enforcement career was equally eclectic. He rose to the rank of sergeant and served in a myriad of assignments to include SWAT and undercover narcotics.

Mark still calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. He and his wife have been married for almost thirty years and have raised three wonderful children. He has written for the San Jose Mercury, Contra Costa Times, San Leandro Times, and read his works at the famous Cody’s Books in Berkeley.

Associations & Memberships

Charities and Causes

Fisher House House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.

These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world.

Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room.

Camp Southern Ground

The mission of Camp Southern Ground is to provide extraordinary experiences for individuals to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others to profoundly impact the world.

Camp Southern Ground stretches across more than 400 acres of land in Fayetteville, Georgia, about 30 miles south of Atlanta. During summer months, kids ages 7-17 are hosted for week-long, inclusive, residential camps, bringing together typically developing children, children with neurodevelopmental differences, underserved kids, and kids from military families.

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