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Alan Miles

London, Other US, United Kingdom

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Alan Miles has been writing stories for pleasure and the amusement of others since he was eleven. At the age of fifteen, the impending Third World War generated by an ongoing political row between Iceland and the Netherlands was a piece considered unsuitable as an English examination topic by teachers and the substantial project and adventures were confined to the bin.

Two years later, Alan attended a script-writing course and continued his education studying for an O.N.C. This period saw him write comedy stories about the lecturers that had the students in stitches. Later, in both work and social environments, further short stories about colleagues were written anonymously and pinned to notice boards with similar results.

In the mid-eighties, while travelling around the world on business, he decided to occupy any spare time by writing a serious short story that gradually grew and, after three years, eventually became a draft novel. It was then put on a shelf to gather dust.

Years later spare time resulted in Alan returning to writing and the strong characters of his novel were revisited to create a sequel in 2001. That November, after heading an internal project team for a year, Alan left his company and moved into a consulting arena (specialising in change management) allowing him more available time, which he utilised by updating his first novel and writing a third in the series.

Alan published a new ambitious project, Janet and John, in 2005 writing two thrillers where the plots and dialogues dovetail and intertwine through separate stories told from different points of view. With three Jim Diamond novels already under his belt, he has just completed the fourth in the series, A Convocation of Eagles.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • You're Only 39 Once
  • Janet and John