Alan Strachan


I live in South Africa, currently animal manager of The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Center. I have worked with wildlife in Africa for over 40 years, although originally from Scotland. My passion is animals, I enjoy travelling, public speaking. As far as my writing career, my brain is not quick enough to convert my ideas into words!!!!! With only 2 fingers to type I am way behind on what is lurking in the dark recesses of my mind. They'll come eventually when I can type with 3 fingers

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
About 30 years ago
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have ridden horses since a teenager and owned 7 horses at one time. Luckily I had the property to allow them to graze. Horses are expensive to keep. But everyone was different. In fact our old "lady" mare was 30 years old when she passed on and had lived with us since a foal.
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Where to find Alan Strachan online


Lightning and Bolt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,720. Language: American English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A young boy, a renegade horse and millions of volts of natural lightning. During a long distance horse race set in the wilds of the west a freak accident allows Jon to mentally communicate with his horse, Lightning. This aids them to compete against nature, snowstorms, fire and a group of dangerous men aiming to keep them out of the race.

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