Hi, my name is Alan and I have made a name for myself as a ghost story writer, although I don't like to be classed as a genre-writer because I write in various styles. My best seller is my new Sci-Fi series on B&N called "Forgestriker."
Another string to my bow is the recently released romantic ghost story “A Sailor’s Love” which mixes tones of “The Flying Dutchman,” “Peter Grimes” and “Wuthering Heights.” https://www.draft2digital.com/book/34522 . My latest book is being reviewed for the same award as “Chronicles of Mark Johnson” received two years ago.
Before I get personal, the main reason I wrote my story the way I did, was to show people who get bullied that they are the ones with the strength of character, which is why they get bullied. This didn't occur to me, until some friends pointed out why I came under cyber-attack for several months on one site.
Yes, bullying happens at any age -- I am in my mid-50s -- the people who bullied me used various tactics, some would attack my work, others openly attacked me on line, some dropped hints, and one so cowardly he attacked me, anomously.
The end result was these attacks scared me so much, I was afraid to go on line and almost quit writing, which was their aim. It wasn't until I left the site that I realised the truth. I am better than them and that scared them.
Until a few years ago I lived with the threat of bullying at home. I was the victim of more than one attack from my stepson. A disabled man makes an easy target for a man half his age. This problem was caused by my stepson being a drug addict/heavy drinker.
Understanding the reason why behind a bully's action will help in stopping the unacceptable behavior.
Alan is the chap on his feet ready to spring into action whether it be penning a new story, doing a reading, or advertising not only his own stories but those around him.