Alan Mulak

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When Rob Santos went to work on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, it was a typical winter day in downtown Boston Massachusetts; raw, spitting snow, and the usual penetrating wind blowing in off the harbor. Nothing out of the ordinary.

His life was on a fast track to success: VP position with a Fortune 500 Firm, big salary and bonuses, expensive house in an upscale neighborhood, gorgeous wife and step-daughters attending a prestigious private school.

What Rob didn’t know was everything was about to change forever.

By the end of the day, his family, his marriage, his job would all be coming apart.

In the dark days that followed, he found himself staring into the black hole of divorce, abandonment, personal bankruptcy, and debilitating depression. But then a solution was offered from an unlikely source. A childhood friend, who had become a militant attorney specializing in cases advocating women’s rights, quietly recommended a consultant who helped clients disappear.

It was a path out of the tar pit Rob Santos was mired in, and he took it. It involved falsifying his death and then disappearing.

He would start a new life far, far away.


And it worked. In fact, for Rob Santos, life was never better.

And then one day his past showed up.

The Innkeeper

& Other Short Stories

Have you ever wondered where dead people go on vacation?


Or precisely what is behind the door that suddenly appeared on the trunk of a three hundred year old Sycamore tree?


And how about the mysterious package from Fredrick’s of Hollywood that showed up on my doorstep. What’s up with that?


Then, there are the challenges that arise when living next door to a witch.


And whatever happened to the 1992 Mexican Men’s Olympic Hockey Team?

Note From the Author


These questions and many more are answered within the covers of this, my latest book. Join me on my journey of journalistic musings which started nearly forty years ago, and keeps on keepin’ on. 

This is a book of short stories, many of which can be read while sipping a glass of wine. A couple yarns are longer and come under the category of ‘long short stories.’ They’ll require two or perhaps three glasses. In all cases, I’ve had fun writing them. If they make you smile or shed a tear, I’ve done my job well.


& Other Short Stories

Good Intentions,

Wrong Directions

In Alan Mulak's first book, he tells the tale of three old guys with a bit too much time on their hands ...


When three sixty-something guys become involved with curious mysteries, they prove their skills lie elsewhere. Toss in an English bulldog with an odoriferous gas issue, and a woman's book club that chimes in with their unwelcome opinions, and the result is a merry journey down the road, paved with good intentions.





        Alan Mulak was born in 1950 in Springfield, Massachusetts went to engineering college near Boston, and spent most of his adult life wanting to be a writer. Now, retired from his professional engineering business, he is blissfully pounding away at the keyboard, living his dream. 


Mr. Mulak is a master story teller, who in Good Intentions, Wrong Directions, his latest, weaves humor and mystery together to create pleasant tales. Hopefully, they will make you smile, and perhaps, even laugh out loud.

A successful, published writer of short-stories, Mr. Mulak strings together several "case studies," creating characters that are both lovable and familiar.


When not writing, Mr. Mulak spends much free time fly fishing for anything that swims, snowshoeing through deep powder, and when spring arrives, trying to hit a softball. He splits his time between South Carolina and Colorado, where he and his wife Ann enjoy their daughters, grandsons, and friends. 




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