A.L. Mengel

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A.L. Mengel is a Paranormal Fiction writer and blogger. His novels and stories have each been called a "complex examination of relationships" with strong anti-heros. His works address issues of alcoholism, intolerance, grieving and death, fear of the afterlife, and the journey for understanding, among others. His protagonists, some of which are angels and demons, are frequently found on a search for purpose or transformation, which are recurring themes in his stories.

Mengel grew up reading Stephen King and Anne Rice, two of his favorite authors. He first found a love of writing upon taking a Creative Writing class in High School - but did not become a more serious writer until becoming an Arts and Entertainment Editor in Philadelphia, and l
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A.L. Mengel Writer's block is a tough one. Sometimes the words just don't flow. On those days, I do one of a number of things: depending on how many writing…moreWriter's block is a tough one. Sometimes the words just don't flow. On those days, I do one of a number of things: depending on how many writing projects I have going on at once, I might take a look at a different story. Or I might do some research. Research always gets me back in the writing mood. If those things don't work, I stop writing altogether and do something else. I go out and experience life. I socialize, interact with others, and then...before I know it...the words start to flow again.(less)
A.L. Mengel I'd say the best thing about being a writer is that there are no rules. I take a pretty non-traditional approach when it comes to my storytelling.…moreI'd say the best thing about being a writer is that there are no rules. I take a pretty non-traditional approach when it comes to my storytelling. Readers have told me that I have a unique voice; a different way of telling a story. But there really isn't any right or wrong way. That's what I love about writing. It's really about being creative, and who we are as a person. (less)
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Ashes

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The Mortician

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Curtains and Fan Blades

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War Angel

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The Europa Effect

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The Blood Decanter

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The Quest for Immortality

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“Cemeteries are like a giant library of stories.”
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“Telling stories, I think, is fantastic. It's phenomenal. Because the world needs more stories.”
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“Be a war angel. Do it. Be a war angel for those who need it. Speak up for those who can't speak for themselves. Stand up to bullies. And live the best life that you can live.”
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“Sometimes you have to take yourself out of your creative space and start with that blank pallet.”
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“The Mortician is the most personal book that I've ever written. I spent a long time with it. I spent a long time recovering from it. But I have to say that it's given me a great sense of direction. It's truly been a gift.”
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“You are special. You are unique. There is no one else, in the entire vastness of interstellar space, who is quite like you.”
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“The Blood Decanter is really a myth. It's a metaphor that we all watch, we all stand before it, awed and reverent; but in actuality, it's a demon that steals your soul.”
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“We All Wind Up There.”
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