Sept. 10, 2021
Mark Alpert is an astrophysics expert, a former editor at Scientific American, and an
internationally bestselling author of science thrillers. His first novel, FINAL THEORY
(Simon & Schuster, 2008), was published in 23 languages, optioned for film, and
condensed for Reader’s Digest. His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, and his Young
Adult novel, THE SIX, was a finalist for the Beehive, Nutmeg, and Cybils awards. His
tenth and latest thriller is SAINT JOAN OF NEW YORK: A NOVEL ABOUT GOD
AND STRING THEORY.
James Clarkson is an Investigator who has stood in two worlds for many years – a career professional investigator in the criminal justice field and a lifelong researcher of the UFO Mystery. He has been a plainclothes military police investigator, a 20-year career city police officer and fraud investigator who has had many titles: patrol supervisor, detective sergeant, fatal accident team manager and training officer. After retiring with 20 years’ service, he became a child abuse detective and then he completed another decade of service as a fraud investigator for a Washington state agency.
Meanwhile, for over 30 years he has studied the mystery of UFOs with the same skills he applied to criminal investigations. In 1986 he joined the Mutual UFO Network. Applying the same passion for solving mysteries to the world of High Strangeness, James Clarkson has served as the Washington State Director of MUFON and the Special Assignments Team for MUFON. He has lectured at many UFO events across the country and in Paris as well as appearances on radio and TV. He is the author of TELL MY STORY- June Crain, the Air Force & UFOs as well as the Westport UFO Crash Retrieval Event.