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Alan M. Clark

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Author and illustrator, Alan M. Clark grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. His awards include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. He is the author of seventeen books, including twelve novels, a couple of novellas, four collections of fiction, some of them lavishly illustrated, and a nonfiction full-color book of his artwork. Mr. Clark's company, IFD Publishing, has released 42 titles of various editions, including traditional books, both paperback and hardcover, audio books, and ebooks by such authors as F. Paul Wilson, Elizabeth Engstrom, and Jeremy Robert Johnson. Alan M. Clark and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon. www.alanmclark.com Visit his blog: https://ifdpublishing.com/blog ...more

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Alan M. Clark As with apples and oranges, I like them both. I find the story-telling in each endeavor satisfying. That's where they're much the same in many ways. A…moreAs with apples and oranges, I like them both. I find the story-telling in each endeavor satisfying. That's where they're much the same in many ways. An illustration must grab you at a glance, make a suggestion, and leave enough to the imagination that you carry the story-telling beyond the picture plane. Good writing requires audience to bring emotional experience to interpreting what's read. Both give audience work to do that makes the experience memorable. The advantage to illustration is that viewers know if they like it very quickly, while any piece of writing beyond flash fiction requires audience to invest time and energy in experience.(less)
Alan M. Clark My relationship with a series of vivid temporal lobe seizure hallucinations brought on by brain abscesses I suffered in 1989. The hallucinations invol…moreMy relationship with a series of vivid temporal lobe seizure hallucinations brought on by brain abscesses I suffered in 1989. The hallucinations involved a malevolent presence, a man whose thoughts I could penetrate to some extent. At times, I felt as if I were losing my identity and assuming his. I began to remember doing things in places I've never been. When later, I began researching and writing my Jack the Ripper Victims series, I immediately felt an affinity for and connection to the environment of Victorian London. I wrote the novel THE SURGEON'S MATE: A DISMEMOIR to explore the memoir and horror fiction possibilities of the experience.(less)
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Author’s Note—Historical Terror: Horror that Happened (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Foreword to the Jack the Ripper Victims Series novel, APOLOGIES TO THE CAT'S MEAT MAN
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"FALLEN GIANTS OF THE POINTS paints a picture reminiscent of London's East End during the late Victorian Era. Tenements, squalor, child labor, and cruelty are a way of life. As the story progresses we are given a glimpse of the westward movement so wr" Read more of this review »
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Alan Clark Lea wrote: "Hi Alan -- Nice to meet you! I can see I have a LOT more of your work to check out!"

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Lea Hi Alan -- Nice to meet you! I can see I have a LOT more of your work to check out!


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