Welcome to the web site for my historical novel There is a Wideness, a story of loss and redemption built around one of the most tragic events in Texas history. This site is divided into six sections. Click on the highlighted text to enter a section. (In a hurry? You can read the opening two pages of the story by clicking Here.)

If you want to learn more about the historical tragedy that anchors my story, an excellent web site is at http://www.newlondonschool.org/.

There is a Wideness was one of three finalists for a 2005 first-novel Christy award.

If you would like to leave a comment on this web site or on the book, or if you would like to own a copy of the book, you can e-mail me at


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Thanks for visiting!

Mark McAllister