A.L. Means


A.L.Means grew up in England and lives in Arizona. As a journalist he has written for newspapers and magazines in Britain and the United States.
His fiction includes a novel, Shine Like The Sun, a set of short stories entitled Foreign Ways, and The Trouble Upstream, a tale for children and the young at heart.
Under the name Andrew Means, he has also written a memoir about the country music entertainer Marty Robbins (entitled Some Memories - Growing Up With Marty Robbins), a biography of the rock group Pink Floyd and an introduction to novelist and essayist George Orwell.

Where to find A.L. Means online


The Trouble Upstream
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Home for Beaver is a wild river in Arizona, and like Ratty in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows he can think of no better place to live than somewhere surrounded by water. The snag is that the river is drying up and someone needs to do something about it. The Trouble Upstream chronicles the adventures of Beaver and his friends Skunk and Ringtail as they trek to the river’s source.
Shine Like The Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,080. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Can rock stars find solace in retirement? Roy Huntley thought so, but it’s hard to shed the role that dominated his life. He’d come of age believing music could change the world, and that he could play a part. As with each generation, he struggles to reconcile advancing years with the aspirations of youth. His identity is defined by the spotlight. Can he give it up? Will fans and family let him?
Foreign Ways
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Travel broadens the mind, the saying goes. But sometimes there’s a price to pay. In these three stories, set in Latin America, travelers discover that unfamiliar ways can lead to lethal consequences.

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