Vincent van Gogh was Jack the RipperDale Larner is a writer and painter with a background in the computer field.

After holding onto his two dreams of becoming a writer and a painter for years, Dale committed to becoming a writer in 1998 and began the long road of learning the craft of writing. As the years passed, he realized he had learned enough about writing to understand that the novel he was working on wouldn’t be what he wanted, and he shelved it and began brainstorming ideas for a new novel.

It was within this state of mind that in 2006 Dale then found himself recalling a discovery he had made in 2004 that seemed on its surface to be ridiculous. He picked it back up again, and after determining that what he had found was not ridiculous, but true, he decided to write a book about it. Five-and-a-half years later, he completed his narrative non-fiction book VINCENT ALIAS JACK.

Dale has also written a few short stories, which can be found at

As for painting, Dale would be the first to admit he hasn’t been very productive so far, but he continues to push himself to paint new things. A few pieces of his artwork can be seen at

Dale Larner continues to quietly write and paint in his Jacksonville, Florida home with his two dogs, Fritzy-Fritz and Bear-Bear, by his side.