Christopher Conlon’s poems, stories, and articles have appeared in such diverse publications as America Magazine, Poet Lore, The Long Story, Filmfax, Dark Discoveries, and Poets & Writers. He is the author of three previous books of poems (Gilbert and Garbo in Love, The Weeping Time, and Mary Falls: Requiem for Mrs. Surratt) as well as a novel, Midnight on Mourn Street, which he recently adapted for the stage. As an editor his credits include He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Poe’s Lighthouse, and The Twilight Zone Scripts of Jerry Sohl. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Conlon holds an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Maryland. Visit him online at http://christopherconlon.com.
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A Matrix of Angels
Frances Pastan is a mess. Though a celebrated author of children’s books, she’s arrived at middle age depressed and alcoholic, alienated from her daughter and lost in regret for events of long ago. To conquer her demons, Frances must undertake a journey both physical and emotional–a journey into her deepest past, to the small town of her childhood where she discovered her first real friend.
Midnight on Mourn Street - A Novel
Reed Waters is the sort of middle-aged man few people notice. He's quiet, polite, solitary. He doesn't call attention to himself. Ever.
Reed Waters has a secret.
Mauri Dyson is a teenaged runaway, impetuous and explosive. She lies, she steals, she prostitutes herself. Whatever it takes to survive.
Mauri Dyson, too, has a secret.
Midnight on Mourn Street: A play in two acts
Reed Waters is a quiet man. He has to be, because he is a man with secrets. One rain-drenched night a stranger steps into his life-Mauri Dyson, a teenage runaway who is as explosive and unpredictable as Reed is cautious and discreet. And yet she holds secrets, too. Secrets that will change both their lives forever. Adapted from the acclaimed novel, MOURN STREET is a searing theatrical experience.
Christopher Conlon, author of Midnight on Mourn Street turns his attention to the short, violent lives of Charles Starkeweather and Caril Ann Fugate. With a haunting depth and sensitivity, Conlon explores the possibilities that made human beings turn savage in the middle of America, and follows the doomed pair on a bloodthirsty journey made all the more tragic by its reality.
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