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Before Alan stepped off the corporate merry-go-round, he had an eclectic (some might say disjointed) career. As an engineer, he worked on nuclear submarines, supervised assembly workers in factories, facilitated technology transfer from the Star Wars program, and learned to stack washing machines three high in a warehouse with a forklift. He even started his own recycling and waste reduction newsletter business. Now he writes fiction.

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His debut mystery, DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD, was a finalist for the Best First Novel Agatha Award. He writes the Last Laff Mystery Series: KILLER ROUTINE (#1) and DEADLY CAMPAIGN (#2), and has three e-book originals, THE TASTE (horror/thriller), FIRST TIME KILLER (thriller), and RIDE-ALONG (suspense).

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If you could choose a dead author to mentor you today, who would you choose and why?

Hemingway? Too gruff.

Edgar Allan Poe? Too creepy.

Faulkner? Too wordy.

Norman Mailer? Too drunk.

Tom Wolfe? Too alive.

I think I’d choose Robert B. Parker. He’s one of the authors that inspired me to become a writer myself, and I’ve read every one of his (many) books, some multiple times. RobertBParker

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Average rating: 3.70 · 202 ratings · 64 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Diamonds for the Dead
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Alan. It may interest you that one of my books, "Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom", is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Savannah Alan, thank you for the friendship. Have a wonderful day.


Stephen Tremp Hi Alan, thanks for the Goodreads invite! Have a great week.


message 2: by Alan

Alan Orloff Beth wrote: "Hi Alan,
It's good to see another Midnight Ink author here on Goodreads! I suggest you check out my friends list to find ones you know, too, and that you join the mystery groups that I belong to."


Thanks, Beth. I'm kinda new to Goodreads, so I think I'll follow your suggestions. You seem to have this online stuff down pat!


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Alan,
It's good to see another Midnight Ink author here on Goodreads! I suggest you check out my friends list to find ones you know, too, and that you join the mystery groups that I belong to.


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