Mark R. Vogel is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience. He completed his BA and MA at Montclair State University in NJ, and his doctorate degree at Yeshiva University in New York City.
In 2003 he graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. For ten years he taught cooking classes and edited cookbooks. He now gives seminars on wine. Since 2002 he has published 400 articles on food and wine in his column Food for Thought.
A Jack the Ripper researcher, he has lectured about the infamous case at over 40 libraries and private institutions. He was a guest speaker at the 2018 Jack the Ripper Conference in London.
His first novel, Crestwood Lake, a horror mystery, was published in 2015. His second novel, The Ripper’s Time, a historical fiction story about Jack the Ripper, was published in 2017. His third novel, Crestwood Lake 2, was published in 2018.
Mark lives in New Jersey with his wife Yang.