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

Cover Reveal: The Guns of Ivrea

Solaris Books have announced the final cover for the first in the Valdur series of epic fantasy novels, The Guns of Ivrea. And here it is. A beautiful piece of cover art from artist Adam S Doyle that captures the spirit of the novel with a group of merfolk rising…

Bloody Hell, I’m a Plantagenet!

Edward IV With King Richard III reburied today in Leicester with all honours, I thought it was an appropriate time to let you all know a little secret about me. I am—if research is correct—a great grandson some 17 times removed, of King Edward IV, older brother of Richard III. OK,…

“We have to lighten the balloon. Who volunteers?”

The call for more diverse authors is laudable—but excluding others is not A lot of commotion in the last few weeks on social media about book publishing and authors. Specifically, there has been a rising call for more diversity in publishing, an initiative to encourage more books being published by authors…

 
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