Mark L. Barie is a native of Champlain, New York, and a graduate of St. Michael’s College in Vermont (Master’s Degree in Business). He is best known for his civic, business, and political activities which span all 33 years of his career as the founder and president of several North Country firms. Upon his retirement, Barie decided to try his hand at writing.

The author already has several books to his credit, including: A Miracle Comes to Vermont, the biography of a Catholic priest in Alburgh, Vermont; Crossing the Line, a collaborative effort with his wife Christine Racine, which details the history of the border at Rouses Point and Champlain; and The President of Plattsburgh: The Story of Smith Weed, the first-ever biography of Smith Weed, a prominent 19th-century lawyer, business tycoon, politician, and philanthropist from Plattsburgh, New York.

Barie’s next effort, another collaborative effort with his wife, will be The Boat People of Champlain, the heretofore untold story of the boat-building industry that existed in the village of Champlain long ago.

  • The President of Plattsburgh: The Story of Smith Weed (2014, Crossborder Publishing) – Biography of Smith Weed, a prominent 19th-century lawyer, business tycoon, politician, and philanthropist from Plattsburgh, New York
  • Crossing the Line (2012, Crossborder Publishing) – A history of the border at Rouses Point and Champlain; co-authored with Christine Racine
  • A Miracle Comes to Vermont (2007, Crossborder Publishing) – Biography of a Catholic priest in Alburgh, Vermont