Local Authors

Mark Opsasnick
The Lizard King Was Here: The Life and Times of Jim Morrison in Alexandria, Virginia” and Capitol Rock

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Mark Opsasnick’s latest book “The Lizard King Was Here” is an in-depth study of a greatly overlooked period in the mercurial life of Jim Morrison (1943-1971), the late poet and lyricist-vocalist of the rock and roll band the Doors. Examining Morrison’s life from January 1959 to August 1961 – the years he resided in Alexandria, Virginia and attended George Washington High School – Opsasnick reveals in his book a wealth of experiences that served to influence the singer’s poetry, lyrics, and work as a performing artist with the Doors. Opsasnick will be discussing the life of Jim Morrison and will also tell how he personally became a Doors fan, why he wrote this particular book, and what exactly the book entails.

Visit Mark Opsasnick’s website atwww.capitolrock.com