Alan Robert Proctor has published fiction, essays, humor, and poetry in literary journals such as New Letters, The Laurel Review, Chatauqua, I-70 Review, Hanging Loose, Loon, Crosstimbers, The Rockhurst Review, and The Poeming Pidgeon. He was twice a Writer’s Digest national poetry finalist, a finalist in the Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, and a winner in the 2012 Rex Rogers Formal Poetry Contest (Whispering Prairie Press). The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate was first published in 2015 and received a featured review in Kirkus Reviews. It was also selected as a 2015 “literary star” by the Kansas City Star newspaper. Mr. Proctor is delighted to have Open Books Press re-release the memoir. Adirondack Summer, 1969, his debut novel, was published by Westphalia Press in the summer of 2018. Mr. Proctor lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Dr. Susan Proctor, and their cat, Beans.