A. L. Malcom


A. L. Malcom, a grizzled reprobate who hails from so many parts that his origins at first might seem obscure, was actually born in Washington, DC, where he lived out the first nine months of what was to become an extraordinary life. The son of an Air Force officer, he and his family wound up living in Guam, Ohio, Wisconsin, Japan, New York, and Wisconsin again, all before he was eleven years old.

He fell in love with writing while completing a literature assignment in junior high school, but had to put his devotion on hold for the next several years.

Majoring in anthropology in college, he developed a fascination with the mythologies of the world. He also managed to live in or visit 49 states and 17 countries. All of these travels—including those of his childhood—instilled in him a love for other peoples and cultures, and reinforced his interest in their legends.

Becoming a teacher, he taught in Arizona, and later in Wisconsin. Now retired, he lives in Wisconsin, where he comfortably labors over his first passion — writing — crafting his novels, the settings and characters of which reflect his lifelong interest in the world’s fables and myths.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy a number of pastimes: working in my yard or garden, listening to music or playing my guitar, doing volunteer work with my local Kiwanis club. And then, of course, there's that essential hobby of every devoted writer, reading!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, as a matter of fact. I was in the 7th Grade and I wrote this fanciful tale of diving near the Marianas Trench. It was sheer fiction, of course. I had never done more than wade in the ocean by that point in my life!
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Medusa: Naissance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Bodies, encased in concrete and posed like famous statues, are turning up in Buchanan, Wisconsin. They follow letters from the anonymous Medusa, who promises still more “lessons.” The first corpse is that of a known sex-offender; the second, a prominent businessman. What is the lesson Medusa is trying to teach? Can Lieutenant Caitlin McHugh find out before Medusa kills again?
Whom the Gods Made from Corn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,970. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Based on Mexican history, Whom the Gods Made from Corn spins a tale of modern events effecting the lives of the indigenous Maya. Anthropology student Travis Dillman faces down a category 5 hurricane, the vindictive ex-wife of his boss and even a Maya god in his attempt to solve an ancient mystery. Along the way, he finds love and an unexpected new purpose in his life.

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