Alan Van’t Land grew up as a business kid in a missionary boarding school in Malaysia. His interest in history was sparked by his study of the early Church, leading to his conversion to Catholicism in his early 20s. He honed this interest with a Masters in History from the University of Colorado and loves exploring ancient and medieval saint cults and the evolution of the Christian warrior ethic. Between bouts of historical inquiry, he’s earned his day’s denarius as a US Marine, police officer, and detective.
His novel, Eternal Light of the Crypts, will be published by Full Quiver Publishing in September.