ALAN DEROSBY

Alan , a Maine native, has spent the past several years focusing on his passion: writing. Alan has created original and spooky short stories, having THE GHOST AT OLD MILL’S PUB and WINDOWSILL published online as well as five in print anthologies, titled GOING HOME, FULL MOON, KUNK, CRIES and UNDER THE BED. Six more short stories are to be published by the end of the year. He has made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel awards with his young historical fiction novel Lost Souls of Purgatory. 

When not writing, Alan is teaching history at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine, spending time with his family, or watching the New York Mets suffer through another disappointing season.

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1930’s Germany:

Karl Auerbach escapes Buchenwald concentration camp. Ashamed of the truth of how he fled , Karl vows never to speak of the memories of his imprisonment.


Present Day – Rhode Island:

When Karl’s grandson Zachariah is faced with prejudice of his own and a close friend is subjected to a horrific assault, Karl knows he must finally confront the demons of his past before Zachariah sets in motion a deadly chain of events.


MAN OF CLAY explores the consequences of being held captive by the ghosts of our past, the decisions we make and what happens when someone crosses the line in search of revenge and retribution.