Myths live amongst everyday life

Dispatches from the Typhoon Coast

San Francisco Bay Area Buried Treasure

Break out your map

I learned something very important about storytelling as a young cop. It wasn’t that I couldn’t tell a dramatic story, but I’d lose my audience at the second body in a multiple homicide scene. I discovered that the subject matter…

A stack of gold bars on a white surface.

Life is a Treasure Hunt: Seek, and you will Find

All who have discovered the Typhoon Coast, “Welcome.” Mark R. Clifford here, author of the Typhoon Coast series. There is something about a treasure hunt that captures every imagination! Maybe it is our love for adventure or our passion for…


Twenty-six and I was wealthy beyond imagination

The Philippines is a nation of 7,641 islands and just as many spectacles. June 1991, I was a Marine stationed on Luzon, the chain’s largest island, where fate had ushered me to a front-row seat to an epic adventure. While…

A historical fiction novel involving gods and angels in the sky by Mark R. Clifford.

A passport to immortality

A Foreword This is a story about a man who’d long been reported missing, the now-famous Trent McShane. My husband. The procurement of legends had become his passport to immortality. I have not seen Trent for many years, and, contrary…

An aerial view of a historical fiction island in the typhoon coast.

The Bean Hollow Museum of Spectacle

A fleeting shadow in the corner of the kitchen caught Tony’s eye. Its beckoning gaze had brushed the back of his head. An icy tingle stiffened his neck. Someone was watching him and ten thousand goosebumps followed. In his anxiety…

Historical fiction portrays a town on the Typhoon Coast destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, offering an aerial view.


Trent and Eddy were going on twelve when they conjured up the chivalry to see their first naked lady. Now they were hightailing it from an angry barker who was guarding the Condor Club as if he were a dragon…