About the Author
Alan’s first novel, Island Song (2008), won QBliss Magazine’s 2009 Excellence in Gay Literature Award. His second novel, The Lonely War (2009), swept the 2010 Rainbow Literature Awards, taking first place in four categories: Best Fiction, Best Historical, Best Setting, and Best Characters. Alan’s third novel, Match Maker, took first place in the 2011 Rainbow Literature Awards for Best Contemporary Fiction. Alan has published two other novels: Butterfly’s Child (2010) and Simple Treasures (2011), and has also authored three original screenplays: Flying Solo, Daddy’s Money and Simple Treasures. Alan retired from corporate America in 1999 to become a full-time writer and part-time world traveler. He and his husband of eighteen years currently travel the globe half the year, and call the deserts of Southern California their home.