Alan Garner


Dreaming of becoming a cartoonist, Alan J. Garner realised his early ambition drawing a cartoon strip about the ups and downs of a cheeky magpie published daily in a local newspaper. Dissatisfaction with his artistic achievement led him, at the urging of his wife, to attempt writing his first novel. Originally a fan of old style science fiction, Alan quickly embraced fantasy. Bringing his wicked sense of humour to the project produced The Chosen One and the abandonment of the sketched line in favour of the written line. Again that feeling of discontent crept into his work and he decided to combine the best of both worlds, blending magic with a pinch of machinery and a generous dollop of wit, in the process terming himself a science fantasy humourist. But Alan has not entirely forsaken his drawing roots and periodically designs covers for his books. However, the pen remains mightier than the paintbrush and he prefers the medium of writing, penning further novels, a succession of darker short stories, a fantastical children's series based loosely on his childhood, and a handful of adventure picture books designed to put the fun back into reading for kids. Some are published, others waiting in the wings to take flight.

Finding that his writing rudely intrudes on his full-time work as a painter/decorator in Auckland, New Zealand, Alan shares what time he has spare with his significant other half, Michelle, and their seven cats, proudly bringing a uniquely Kiwi flavour to his writing.



Chosen One

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Chosen Too

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Three Times Chosen

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Chosen to the Fore
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 37,090. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The final story in the Chosen saga, where an elderly moa hen strives to spare as much native birdlife as she can from the inescapable doom about to befall Prehistoric New Zealand.
Enemy Winter
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 187,640. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2018 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
As the conflict between the Fellow Races escalates sides must be taken as Fate and Destiny struggle for control of Terrath.
Magic's Resolve
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 323,970. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Terrath’s rival spellcasters work their magic to conclude the First Race War. But Good prevailing over Evil is far from being determined, as Fate and Destiny collide.
The Long and Short Adventures of Eamon Birdsley
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 131,140. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A collection of linked stories based loosely on Alan J. Garner’s own childhood. It's a hilarious and fanciful romp covering the trials and tribulations of a boy struggling to make sense of his life while dealing with everyday growing pains.
Chosen Trilogy Boxed Set
Price: $5.98 USD. Words: 375,430. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
All 3 CHOSEN eBooks in the trilogy in one convenient boxed set!
Three Times Chosen
Series: Chosen, Book 3. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 166,430. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fleeing the wrath of his mad king, a condemned Merman journeys in search of god in order to save his endangered people from annihilation at the hands of murderous landlubbers.
Chosen Too
Series: Chosen, Book 2. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 67,110. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A pride of giant prehistoric cats is mutated by an alien abductor and compelled to hunt the walking apes destined to evolve into humankind on the ancient East African savannah.
Chosen One
Series: Chosen, Book 1. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 141,620. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two dinosaurs must choose between them who will resurrect an alien savior’s vanished race before a doomsday meteor crashes on Planet Earth.
Wizards' Goal
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 182,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
One reluctant hero. Two opposing wizards. Three converging prophecies. You do the math.

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