Aaron Philip Clark is a native of Los Angeles, CA. He is a novelist and poet, and a former Los Angeles Police Department recruit. His first novel, THE SCIENCE OF PAUL: A Novel of Crime (New Pulp Press), was published in 2011. The debut was met with interest and acclaim. Clark followed THE SCIENCE OF PAUL with A HEALTHY FEAR OF MAN (Snubnose Press) which was published the following year. Both novels featured the morally plagued and emotionally damaged protagonist, Paul Little, as he fought to escape the perils of Philadelphia street culture and return to his deceased grandfather’s farm in North Carolina. Inspired by works of French existentialists, Clark’s prose reverberated with ideas and philosophies put forth by Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean-Patrick Manchette, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Clark’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement forced him to put his writing on hold. Having been exposed to criminal elements that once were only imagined for fiction resulted in writer’s block. The gritty realities of crime stifled the stories that once poured out of him. The world he saw, the one hidden from most, was ugly and he couldn’t fathom writing about it. Instead, he focused his attention on relationship columns for THE GOOD MEN PROJECT and he penned numerous op-ed articles.
Clark soon returned to his crime fiction roots and completed his third book, THE FURIOUS WAY—a third-person omniscient novella about an aging hit-man who agrees to help an orphaned girl kill her mother’s murderer—a Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney. Clark's current work-in-progress, THE COLOR OF AUTHORITY, is a first-person novel inspired by Clark’s experiences in LAPD.