Alan S. Blood is an author who worked in Advertising and the Civil Service in London, before qualifying as a Teacher from the University of Reading. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career in this Profession.
Alan now devotes his time to writing novels, plays, screenplays and poetry and has widely travelled the world, especially undertaking research in Chile where some of his current novel, ‘CRY OF THE MACHI A Suffolk Murder Mystery’, is set. The story concerns ritualistic killings around a team of Suffolk Morris Men with a supernatural link to a Patagonian ‘Machi’ of the Mapuche Indians. There is also the involvement of organised crime. He was previously a Cotswold Morris Dancer with two different ‘sides’.
Alan’s first novel was ‘Once Upon A Castle’ : a teenage ghost story set in World War II.
He enjoys wildlife photography in the Welsh countryside, painting and scraperboard engraving and lives in a rambling Victorian house in the heart of Wales.