ALAN J. GARNER
Chosen Trilogy, The
Long and Short Adventures of Eamon Birdsley
Dreaming of becoming a cartoonist, Alan J. Garner
realized his early ambition drawing a cartoon strip about the ups and
downs of a cheeky magpie published daily in a local newspaper.
Hankering to write, at the urging of his wife he began putting down on
paper his first novel. Bringing his wicked sense of humour to the
project produced The Chosen One and the abandonment
of the sketched line in favour of the written line. Originally a fan of
old style science fiction, Alan quickly embraced fantasy. Opting to
combine the best of both worlds, he blends magic with a pinch of
machinery and a generous dollop of wit, in the process terming himself
a science fantasy humorist. Alan has not completely forsaken his
drawing roots and designs covers for his books. However, the pen
remains mightier than the paintbrush and he prefers the medium of
writing, penning further novels and some darker short stories, plus a
fantastical children’s novel based loosely on his childhood.
Finding that writing rudely intrudes on his
full-time work as a painter/decorator in Auckland, New Zealand, Alan
shares what time he has spare with his significant other half,
Michelle, and their many cats, proudly bringing a uniquely Kiwi flavour
to his writing.
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