Lovely to hear from you. And I have to say the book looks quite nice.
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Short but Sweet, February 10, 2013
Lisa Lane "The Cerebral Writer"
This review is from: Chronicles of Mark Johnson- 8 short ghost stories (Kindle Edition)
Although the stories are highly dialogue-driven, which is typically a turn-off for me, they contain patches of lovely prose and the characters are interesting and likeable. The short stories come together to create a cohesive plot, which I liked. Given the author's stylistic approach and how the stories read, I would love to see him try his hand at play writing and/or screen writing, for which I feel he would be well-suited.
This link will take you to a new article taken from a site I used to be on, the article is an interview with the lovely Yezall Strongheart.
The link here is to read the review by New York reviewer Fran Lewis-
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
Read the review from Fran Lewis.
This is a well-written story filled with just the right amount of suspense, drama and intrigue to keep the reader's interest and ready for the next story. Let's find out what Mark is up to next as I begin story two: The Portern Case by author Alan Place.
Just as this ends and what is next for Mark and his team you won't know until the author continues the amazing Chronicles of Mark Johnson. Only author PA Canella knows what's next and of course THE SPIRITS!
From Yezall Strongheart-author of Restore-Bring 'em' back alive
These stories have been recently polished and the book was given a new face. It finally captures the imagination of Al Place perfectly. Well executed and written, these spine-tingling stories will keep you awake at night. In his noir style, Al Place brings these stories to life and although they are short, they are memorable!
The richly imagined character Mark Johnson jumps from the page, as does the other fully fleshed out characters, in such a way that you feel you are there. Nicely done "creep factor" keeps you turning the pages. All around good collection.
With this author's talent at telling a story, I can only hope for a novel at some point. Any of these shorts could become a larger volume. If anything that would be my complaint, I wanted more..
Al Place writes many different genres, but Chronicles of Mark Johnson is definitely one of, if not the best, of his short story compilations to date. This is definitely a do not miss read. By Crystall Schall.