It was a typical February night in 1951 when she stepped into one of Nashville’s many dives and into my life. The blonde asked for my story, wanting to know what had me drinking. She had no idea it was the same thing that had me working at nights, hunting down the monsters that stalk the back alleys of my city. Back in ’31, the job was just supposed to be another bank heist – in, then out, then we’d be rich. But along with the money, we found that cursed ruby, and nothing was the same again. I’d thought about that gem every night for years, but now, in this bar with this dame looking at me all innocent and beautiful, I told her my tale. And that’s when our story began.
D. Alan Lewis mixes the hardboiled P.I. genre with the darkest elements of the paranormal to create the Voodoo Rumors stories. Set in 1950’s Nashville, Thomas Dietrich is cynical yet idealistic; amorous yet full of despair. He’s a man capable of harsh violence and unfettered compassion in a world where the darkest things walk the streets of his city at night.
In 1965, an object fell from space, somewhere near Kecksburg, PA. This was the same year that Alan was born. To date, no connection has been made between the two events but that hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theorists and his children from speculating.
D. Alan Lewis is an ‘alleged’ native of Chattanooga, Tennessee who now resides in Nashville with his children. In 2006, Alan took the reins of the NWMG’s Novelist Group where he works with new and aspiring writers, runs various writing and publishing workshops, and helped to publish the group’s four anthologies.
He is the author of the paranormal-noir Voodoo Rumors book series that debuted in February, 2018.
Alan’s debut novel, a fantasy murder mystery, The Blood in Snowflake Garden was a finalist for the 2010 Claymore Award and has been optioned for a TV series. He has three other books in print, Keely-A Steampunk Story, The Lightning Bolts of Zeus and The Bishop of Port Victoria. He is the editor of four anthologies for Luna’s Children 1 & 2 and Capes & Clockwork 1 & 2. He also has over two dozen short stories in a number of anthologies.
His novella, Keely and steampunk short story, The Celeste Affair, were both winners in their categories in the 2015 Preditors & Editors Reader’s Favorites Poll.