Decoration Day

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Alan Balkema

Alan spent the first three years of his retirement in Dublin with his Irish wife. He highly recommends the location for aspiring writers, as there’s something in the air. He developed a writing routine and enjoyed success in his writing career. A monologue Let Me Share was performed at the Claremorris Fringe Festival, winning best actress and best director awards for the people involved. He’s also had stories published in Flash Fiction World (online and print!) and Brilliant Flash Fiction (ditto). In his career he wrote and edited research reports. Storytelling is much more fun.

A native of Romney, Indiana, he now resides in Bloomington, continuing work on his next book, Memorial Day, another family saga set in the flat (northern) part of the state.