About the author

Alan Place

<p>I have wanted to be a writer since I learned to read. My reading ability was always at the top of the class and this developed into the talent for storytelling.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2011 an injury to my left leg left me disabled and I finally got the opportunity to try to write. The first stories I had published were in a US available only anthology.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The Ghost of St. Mary&#39;s&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>The Rocking Lantern</em>&nbsp;were not only the first published, but the first I wrote. Later that year, I had&nbsp;<em>Old Church Ghosts&nbsp;</em>published on line in the UK. The original version is only availlable in the&nbsp;<em>Special Edition&nbsp;</em>version.&nbsp;</p> <p>I made my on line reputation for ghost stories, but I also write for the children&#39;s charity books by&nbsp;<strong>The Peacock Writers.</strong></p> <p>In 2012, my book&nbsp;<em>Chronicles of Mark Johnson&nbsp;</em>won an award for excellence from the US on line magazine &nbsp;<strong>indiePENdents.org</strong>. Both this book, and its sequel&nbsp;<em>Wharfemere Finale&nbsp;</em>had rave reviews from New York reviewer, Fran Lewis.</p> <p>In recent times, my US hit series&nbsp;<em>Forgestriker </em>has sold over 350 e-books in the seven books series, and earned me a reputation for writing sci-fi in the USA.</p>