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Chronicles of Mark Johnson: Award winning opening book in the Chronicles series [Kindle Edition]

Alan Place , Julia Petrakis
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Book Description

Mark Johnson, one time golden boy of the celebrity set gets tired of the dull & shallow people and returns to his home by he sea in this award winning first book of the 'Chronicles' series.

Three of the award winning stories will soon be published in the anthology "Dreamless Roads" by DreamWorks Publishing house.

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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 the Author

The award winning opening book in the Chronicles series.
Chronicle Book 1 was written to be the first in a series of four books detailing the inner turmoil of Mark Johnson's life after he leaves the glamorous high life of a celebrity photographer. 
This idea  came from watching one female celebrity complaining about the desert heat. I thought "You cow, you never think to thank the camera crews who have to haul equipment. Just so you can be seen on TV." From this gem of a thought the idea of a cameraman leaving the life behind just to shoot wild life photos came.
The story developed as I went on, as usual I let the characters dictate what happened.
It is said to have Lovecraftian overtones which is fascinating to me as I had never read his work. I just wrote some weird monsters in for added excitement. 
The main challenges are to keep the readers interested and to try to develop new monsters and weapons.

Product Details

  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BEDMSO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #939,918 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but Sweet February 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Although the stories are highly dialog-driven, which is typically a turn-off for me, they contain patches of lovely prose and the characters are interesting and likable. 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 screenwriting, for which I feel he would be well-suited.

I received a copy of this collection as a gift from the author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative! August 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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...
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