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Alan Chin

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Alan Chin was born in Ogden, Utah, where he was christened, Alan Lewis Hurlburt. He was raised in San Jose, California where he enjoyed an undistinguished childhood. After graduating high school, Alan served four years in the U.S. Navy where he learned and practiced the trade of aircraft mechanic while stationed at the naval air station in Kingsville, Texas.
Alan attended four years of night school at San Francisco State University, studying the field of Data Processing. Afterwards he enjoyed a twenty year career working his way from computer programmer, to software engineer, to network designer, and finally to manager of several software engineer development groups.

In 1991, while still working full time, Alan went back to night school and

Day two on the Camino and nearly 20 miles of walking today (Alan's legs finally gave out). Those fifteen pound packs felt pretty heavy by the time we reached our destination for the evening.

Great, only 790 kilometers left. Even though we had snow flurries overnight, we woke to clear blue skies.

Coming into the next town.

Walking through some cute little towns. It's still early (9:00) but the... Read more of this blog post »
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Match Maker

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The Lonely War

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Butterfly's Child

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Island Song

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Simple Treasures

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Daddy's Money

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Haji's Exile

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First Exposure

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The Plain of Bitter Honey

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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message 10: by Nic

Nic Hi Alan, thanks for the friend invite! It's great to see you here at GR and I look forward to chatting with you.

message 9: by Alan

Alan The pleasure is mine, Lavinia. I am having a wonderful day so far. Hope yours is even better.

Lavinia Lewis Hi Alan! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

message 7: by Cole

Cole Riann Thank you for the kind words, Alan! And of course for friending me :)

Cherie Noel Hi Alan,
Thanks for adding me.

message 5: by Ted

Ted Bacino Alan,
Good to get your reply...and to catch up on your latest works. This month I published (finally) a novel entitled "The Shakespeare Conspiracy." Check out the web site. Some guy from Chicago did a magnificent job on it.
Good to hear from you.

message 4: by Carol

Carol Loved Island Song- a great job on this one.

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!

Bradley Hello Alan, I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

Williammaltese Now, Alan, if I can just find the time to read someone's books besides my own, I may actually, one day, be a bit more of an active participant than I am presently. That said, I'm contracted for about five more books, so it looks as if it may be awhile yet. That said, I look forward to reading your recommendations. --William.

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