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Mysteries of Elizabeth Stride

In researching the life of Elizabeth Stride, the third victim of Jack the Ripper, for my novel, Say Anything But Your Prayers, I discovered several fun mysteries beyond the most obvious one concerning the identity of her murderer. In the … Continue reading

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The Flotsam and Jetsam of History

If you love words as I do, you probably love history. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years writing historical fiction. In performing research for the novels, I’ve leaned about the origins of certain English words … Continue reading

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Reaching for a 19th Century State of Mind

In developing Victorian era characters for my historical fiction horror novels, whether they are Americans from my early western, The Door That Faced West, or those from across the Atlantic Ocean used in my Jack the Ripper Victims series novel … Continue reading

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Historical Terror—Horror that Happened

What Were They Thinking? How could the people of Jonestown drink the cyanide laced Kool-Aid? How could Jim Jones ask them to do it? How did Marine Sergeant Herbert J. Thomas, Jr. decide to fall on a grenade during fighting … Continue reading

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Women and Children in the Time of The Door That Faced West

(In this post, I speak in general terms about women’s issues in the years 1799-1800. Exceptions to what I’ll note existed, but they were few and far between.) The point-of-view character in my new novel, The Door That Faced West, … Continue reading

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The Criminal Climate in The Door That Faced West

Throughout life, hope for a better future can encourage us to strive for our own betterment and to contribute to that of our family, friends, and community, but the circumstances of our birth can dictate what options we have available. … Continue reading

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New Novel – THE DOOR THAT FACED WEST

My latest novel, The Door That Faced West, is out now from Lazy Fascist Press. Here’s what people are saying about it: “It is not hyperbole to say that Alan M. Clark’s The Door That Faced West left me absolutely … Continue reading

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