Clifford Beal

About me

Clifford Beal, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, worked for 20 years as an international journalist and is the former editor-in-chief of Jane’s Defence Weekly in London. He is the author of Quelch’s Gold (Praeger Books 2007), the true story of a little-known but remarkable early 18th century Anglo-American pirate. But he’s also been scribbling fiction from an early age: his seventh grade English teacher nicknamed him “Edgar Allen” undoubtedly due to the gothic subject matter of his extremely short stories. His debut novel, Gideon’s Angel, was published by Solaris Books in March 2013.

From my website

Interview with Artist and Illustrator Adam Doyle

Adam Doyle has done the cover to my latest novel, The Guns of Ivrea, and is now working on a cover for the sequel which is going to be equally breathtaking. He’s interviewed here about his work as an artist and illustrator and it’s well worth a read. Ampersand Literary…

Robert E Howard’s Solomon Kane revisited

  Wrote a retro review for the July issue of SFX Magazine which the editors have graciously allowed me to reproduce here. It was a very different experience reading R.E. Howard again after so many years–and not an altogether pleasant one. Have a read and let me know what you think.  …

Anti-Santa makes a comeback

Say hello to Krampus My mother Face-Timed me yesterday, rather upset, to say she had received a “very disturbing” Christmas card from my sister. It showed a sleigh and children but instead of Santa there was a jet-black, horned and cloven-hoofed demon driving. Pictured with a red tongue that would put…

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