Alan Wallach was born and raised in Brooklyn. He has a degree in chemistry. After a tour in the US Air Force as a meteorologist, he went to work for IBM as a programmer and back to school for graduate study in mathematics. He has been associated with computers for most of his business life in one form or another from programming to consulting, training, sales, management and ownership. He has been a technical writer, and for almost 15 years wrote a computer column for the Sunday Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield MA. In the early nineties, his Plain English Guide to Your PC was published and and right before the milennium, The Year 2000 Hoax was released, a book which debunked the doomsayers prediction of an economic collapse because of the Y2K bug.
Alan is an accomplished classical pianist and considers music his first love. He is a basketball nut and still plays often in the early morning hours with a similar minded group of nuts.
He and his wife have recently moved from the Berkshires in Massachusetts to New Jersey, in full view of the Manhattan skyline. He is now a full time writer working on a new novel and continuing his Kieran series of books for young readers.
Books about a teen-age boy who discovers a window to another universe in his father's workshop. This leads to meeting people, things and unexpected adventures. Robots, adventures into the past, danger with flying saucers, vigilantes. historical figures, freed slaves.
Retired Air Force officer Sam Golden reflects on his coming of age stationed on Terceira Island in the Azores during the 1950s. His life, loves, experiences, near death episodes and choices he made, changed his life.
A mysterious account named Amerada appears on the NSA server. Sarah Tepper, administrative manager at NSA can't access the account and can't find anyone who owns it. There have been two murders related to the account so she calls on Hugo Barnhill, a professional computer expert to investigate and he, too, is brutally murdered. She must find out what it's all about and has no idea how to do it.
Monte Leonard, a gentle giant of a man in his 50s with a history of drug addiction, alcoholism, sex offense, the mob and prison becomes the superintendent of an apartment building. The story involves his relationships with tenants, his boss and girl friends. He spends his life trying to live down his past and find normality.
Milan, Italy: Marcella Moffett is frantic. Her son Michele has been framed and wrongly convicted of murdering his partner. There are no apparent motives and no leads to find the real killer. Marcella fakes a stroke, pretending to be a catatonic vegetable without telling her husband, so she can watch and listen. She finds grand theft, murder and corruption endangering her life and her son's
Sam lives a boring life and his wife leaves him. He moves along in this rut until he synchronizes his morning jog with a red Ferrari that passes his house every morning at exactly the same time. His curiosity gets the best of him and leads him into trouble and out of his boring rut.
Sean is an older guy still plays basketball, his passion. His competitive spirit and ego is still strong. A rivalyounger player’s trash talk gets into his head and drives him to work on his game as he never did as a younger man, proving that an old dog can learn new tricks.
X-Rated - Solomon Nassau is a dirty old man. As he ages, he becomes a womanizer and his escapades are epic, from the bizarre to the hilarious. In the telling, no erotic detail is left out. In true Don Juan fashion, he goes after all kinds, the tall, short, fat, skinny, high born, low life etc. He creates a future for the middle age man who thinks sex ends at sixty.
Kieran and Rajilad are visited by massive 7 foot robots, Marty and Willie, from another universe. Their universe is populated only by robots because humans have become extinct. After joining Kieran and his colleagues on a trip to Rikki's past to see a UFO, and after saving Bal's life on the trip, Marty and Willie decide to visit their own past to find out why humans have disappeared.
Rajilad, the genius from Pimglammam, builds a time warp, a portal into the past. A group makes trips into the past to calibrate the time warp but did not anticipate the problems and dangers they faced and the difficult decisions they had to make.
Rajilad, a genius scientist, steps through a portal from her universe, Pimglammam, into Kieran's universe. She is fleeing from Cran Jelek, the tyrannical director of her agency. She is afraid to return and asks Kieran's father for asylum and he allows her to stay. Cran Jelek, furious at her leaving and vindictive, plots to bring her back by force if necessary.
The crown prince of Iran has been kidnapped on the ski slopes of St. Moritz and a young girl has been murdered. Henry Cain, a detective living in St. Moritz has to find the prince, hidden in the mountains and bring him back alive to the Shah to earn a huge payout. And then to find the murderer, a promise he made to the girl's mother. Years later, Henry is threatened by the escaped murderer.
Kieran, a thirteen year old boy sneaks down to his father's workshop without permission. He discovers a weird window which is not a window, but a portal. He has no idea where it goes so he curiously and boldly steps through it and is stunned to find he is in another universe. Afraid to ask his father, he explores it himself and finds it is unstable and dangerous leading to serious problems.