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Alan Place

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I was born in North Yorkshire, the local area is the setting for my award-winning e-book "Chronicles of Mark Johnson."

In early 1963, we moved to the Bristol area, and I have lived here since then.

Lots of my stories feature places I've visited "Ghosts of Jazz" - Cheltenham/ "The Dockland Murders" - Lac La Biche, Alberta / "Lifeboat Heroes" - River Tees lifeboat crew.

Bestselling writer
I often get complaints about the length and quality of my work, my reply is the same - what do you expect - Chekhov for coffee ?
If you are wondering, I have read some of Chekhov's short stories.
The analogy is correct, for a month's work I get less than the price of a cup of coffee, and people wonder about why I have begun to not care what I release - why should I care about... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 19, 2017 05:14
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“You rile this gal and she'll go wildcat on your ass.

Patti (Pat) Canella- Dockland murders/Ghosts of your past.”
Alan Place

“You don't get the good shots sitting on your ass in the bad weather- Mark Johnson”
Alan Place, Chronicles of Mark Johnson-8 short ghost stories

“I am a drinker with writing problems.”
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“You rile this gal and she'll go wildcat on your ass.

Patti (Pat) Canella- Dockland murders/Ghosts of your past.”
Alan Place

“You don't get the good shots sitting on your ass in the bad weather- Mark Johnson”
Alan Place, Chronicles of Mark Johnson-8 short ghost stories

“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

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Alan Place After constant sales for nearly two years, my seven books sci-fi series that starts with Sons of Baal has reached 580 e-books sold.


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Alan Place Dear Alan, I have just finished reading The Chronicles of Mark Johnson from cover to cover (you are an excellent storyteller and I didn't want to put it down once I had started). From Julia Petrakis in New York


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Alan Place 5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey Of Faith, April 2, 2012
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This review is from: Nerja (Kindle Edition)
This was an excellent short-short story. In fact, I finished reading it during my commute home on the subway.

The best way to describe this story is: It is a story about faith.

It involves two different men from two different cultures. One White and one Native American/Cree. Both were placed in an extremely dangerous situation and both depended on their faith to bring them out safely.

This wonderfully short story answered the question: "Who do you call on and cling to in the time of trouble?" I expected more, but "Nerja" was so skillfully written additional words would've ruined it.

Short and to the point, this was an excellent and highly recommended read.


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