Alan Livingston

Biography

Alan Livingston enjoyed a career as an accountant across the United States for over 30 years, primarily in the hospitality industry. His work in hotels, resorts, golf courses, and casinos included a variety of positions including corporate executive. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, he is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Alan moved to Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and two dogs after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina destroyed their waterfront home of 12 years in Biloxi, Mississippi. In Las Vegas, both continued their work in the casino industry on the Las Vegas Strip before Alan became a multiple cancer survivor. The couple has three adult children, and two grandsons.

Livingston’s published works began with the novel "Gabriel’s Creek", joined by the memoir "Intersection With History" in 2017. He writes novels, short stories, memoir, travel pieces, and poetry, as well as website posts. New titles, plus how to buy all his works in all their formats, can be found with other information at the author’s website, www.alanlivingston.com.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I've learned that I can be more productive when I have more than one project going at once. Right now, I actually have three novels in progress, all of which I think readers will enjoy. As special a book I believe "Gabriel's Creek" is, at the same time I can acknowledge it might not be for everyone. It's pretty thought-provoking and moves at a pace to allow a depth of thought. The three novels I'm writing now have more action, and, without really trying, arguably have more aspects of more interest to more readers. I'd like to say all three can be out in 2017, but we'll see. Look for "Bogeys" first, a story of unlikely friendship in the form of historical fiction from post-World War 1 France.

I also hope to begin sharing more short stories by publishing them, instead of leaving in my document files or occasionally sharing on my website, www.alanlivingston.com.
Who are your favorite authors?
I've been a Kurt Vonnegut fan forever. I actually had the chance to take an English elective in college that was exclusively his works. (That was a long time ago!) I'm on Goodreads, and you can see my reading lists there. For contemporary authors, I really like Robert Crais, Ward Larsen, and especially David Rosenfelt (I love dogs). I respect as well as enjoy Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, John Grisham, and Dean Koontz, although I admit I haven't read them extensively. Fiction authors I enjoy who are no longer with us include John Steinbeck and Michael Crichton. I love the noir books of Cornell Woolrich, James M. Cain, Charles Williams, and David Goodis.

Probably about half my reading is fiction. I love golf to the point I swallow up golf fiction, most noteably "Final Rounds" and "Billy Boy". I also love golf non-fiction, including instruction (you'd never know from playing with me), but especially golf history, of which "Tommy's Honour" is required reading.

A child of the "space age", I enjoy going back into a lot of what I would call the history of manned space flight. For example, one of my favorite books is "The Last Man On The Moon" by Gene Cernan. I also particularly enjoyed two books by long-time space broadcaster Jay Barbree.

I hope those answers match what's on my Goodreads profile!
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Books

Intersection With History
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
November 22, 1963, Fort Worth, Texas: Air Force One carries President Kennedy and his party to their next stop in Fort Worth’s sister city. But when shots ring out in Dallas, lives change. Among those are the author and his family. Intersection With History tells how that day refreshed old memories for a mother and former teacher, and how her oldest son’s life was changed forever by a hand shake.
Gabriel's Creek
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,510. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
The enchanted 18 holes of a mysteriously unlisted golf course prove much more enlightening for a dying man’s final round than he might ever have imagined. Reaching the final green, he learns Gabriel’s Creek Golf Course exists somewhere between the earthly world and the next.

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