Alan McCluskey


Alan McCluskey lives amid the vineyards in a small Swiss village between three lakes and a range of mountains. Nearby, several thousands of years earlier, lakeside villages housed a thriving Celtic community. The ever-present heart-beat of that world continues to fuel his long-standing fascination for magic and fantasy.
All Alan McCluskey’s books are about the self-empowerment of the young, girls in particular, in a world that tends to curtail their opportunities, belittle their abilities and discourage them from doing great things. His books also explore the difficulties of those whose gender and sexuality lie beyond the dominant binary divide between boy and girl. His goal in writing fiction is to imagine inspiring ways forward, despite the difficulties thrown in the way of these young people.

Where to find Alan McCluskey online


The Boy & Girl Saga
The Boy & Girl Saga tells the tale of Peter, a young boy who dresses and lives as a girl, and Kate, the exiled daughter of a magician from another world. From their chance encounter blossoms a deepening relationship thanks to which they uncover a number of shared gifts, notably the ability to heal. The two also discover they have a talent for leadership as they gather others around them in their struggles to right wrongs and fend off the attacks of adults bent on curbing the freedom of young girls.
Boy & Girl
Price: $4.99 USD.
In Search of Lost Girls
Price: $4.99 USD.
We Girls
Price: $4.99 USD.
Colourful People
Price: $4.99 USD.


Bursting with Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,800. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Young Vint is bursting with life. So much so the world around him ripples with energy. His parents and carers have convinced him he’s mad, repression being their sole remedy. Only when he escapes with Tara does he realise his madness may be a gift. All would be well, were it not for his carers who seek to get him back and exploit his abilities.
The In-Between
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 105,050. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Ellie’s grandfather encourages her to go on a mission through the In-Between - the unique passage between all universes - to find a remedy for his wife’s dementia, he has no idea that her role will not be limited to saving a loved-one’s life, but extend to coaxing whole civilisations to change.
The Boy in the Book
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 113,020. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Imagine you discover you’re a character in a story and your life is contained in a book. How terrifying. Now meet Bea, who stumbles on the ability to dive into and change stories whether in books or life. As Bea realizes her power, a shady group covets her abilities as they seek to control the stories people live. Join Bea in a world where thoughts can rewrite reality.
Colourful People
Series: The Boy & Girl Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,770. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Openly dressed as a girl, Peter has been accepted as a member of the Lost Girls, but that tacit arrangement might have to change as a trio of boisterous transgender youth seek refuge amongst them. Cohabitation is daunting, but despite serious divergences, the two groups unite to counter a common enemy.
Local Voices
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,470. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
To re-assert the role of women at the heart of hearthside healthcare, Annie celebrates the stories about health of those that never figure in the spotlight. In this campaign centred on local communities, she is pitted against Health England, a conservative think-tank, that targets her and those close to her with domineering savagery… but, as Annie says, “Women with a will can work wonders.”
The Cloud Catcher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,670. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Fran, an eighteen-year-old, has had a rough life and things seem set to continue that way, but a chance encounter leads her to discover potential in herself she couldn't have imagined... She's going to need it if she's to combat the sordid legacy of her father and build a new life for herself and her new-found friends.
We Girls
Series: The Boy & Girl Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,030. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+
Peter is beset by a choice, retain his androgynous ambiguity or give up his girlish self. Circumstances force him and Kate to take up other challenges. Straddling the line between child and adult, they confront problems adults persistently turn a blind eye on.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,950. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Twelve-year-old Sam is a brilliant, autistic boy. His dad has sheltered him from the savagery of a world where natural food is banished. The emergence of Sami, an articulate and talented girl who shares Sam's body, changes everything. Her presence puts them all in grave danger because the Food Police seek to eliminate such a child. Why? Because myth has it she is to save the world from them.
Stories People Tell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,440. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Annie Wight wasn’t looking for love or notoriety when she got swept up in a grassroots movement offering support and healthcare to gay girls. In the struggle to end violence against women, she stumbled on the love of her life and grew to be a key public figure. At the same time, she became the number one target for Nolan Kard, a rich entrepreneur turned politician bent on keeping London straight.
The Starless Square
Series: The Storyteller's Quest. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 161,510. Language: British English. Published: March 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Weekend festivities were the Theosophy department's response to fanatics bent on eliminating them. Theosophy? The study of the relationship to that which is beyond normal human experience. A fitting description for the adventures of the young friends called back from another world to defend their department. But what chance have they got against the evil cloud that obscures the Starless Square?
In Search of Lost Girls
Series: The Boy & Girl Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,530. Language: British English. Published: July 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Peter’s soul-mate, Kate, has been ripped from his arms and kidnapped. Disguised as a girl, he sets out in search of her, only to be hounded by fanatics bent on eliminating him. Meanwhile, Kate has been dumped in a nightmarish girls’ orphanage where she emerges as a decisive figure in the rescue of her fellow orphans. Will the two ever be together again?author expects.
Boy & Girl
Series: The Boy & Girl Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,250. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Imagine Peter’s delight when he finds himself in the head of a girl, he who secretly dresses as a girl. Yet, despite his wild hopes, that girl is not him. She’s Kaitling, the daughter of a mage in a beleaguered world. Peter has his own problems when a new girl at school threatens to reveal his girly ways. Becoming friends, Kaitling and Peter join forces to confront their problems.
The Keeper's Daughter
Series: The Storyteller's Quest, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,120. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It wasn’t Brent’s fault he was stuck in the form of Jake the Owl, at least he didn’t think it was as he sat on a branch preening despondently. The threads of his stories had become inextricably muddled in his owlish head. To think that he’d once prided himself on being a storyteller. His stories had become adventures and some had become nightmares, and now he was stuck with them.
The Reaches
Series: The Storyteller's Quest, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,830. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In the quiet town of Avan with its port, its provincial university and its conservative seafaring folk neither Brent nor Sally nor Keira were accustomed to the extraordinary. Yet a voyage from the real world to the realm of dreams and on to a world called the Reaches would force them to develop abilities they could have never imagined. The Reaches is the first book of the Storyteller's Quest.