Mark W. Sasse '89 recently published his first novel, entitled "Beauty Rising." Mark currently teaches drama, history, and English when he isn't writing. He lived in Vietnam for nearly ten years which provided the rich background of modern day Vietnam in his first novel "Beauty Rising" released in December 2012. He is passionate about live theater and has published a series of plays of different genres including "Spy Blue", "Take Two: Who Directs Your Life", "Life with Stewart" and "Fifteen 10-Minute Plays for the Stage." He also produced and directed all of these as original stage productions. His dramatic production, "Drive All Night" premiered in November 2012 at the Penang Performing Arts Centre. He currently resides in Malaysia.