Alan Black is a multi-genre author who’s never met a good story he didn’t want to tell.
Known for many series, including the Metal Boxes and An Ozark Mountain, Alan was a prolific storyteller and equally determined business person.
Alan was also the recipient of the First Book of the Conference Award (2016) at Cirque du Livre, for Metal Boxes - Trapped Outside.
Always a supporter of writers and small press, and often worked to share any new learning with his peers. He believed that a rising tide lifts all boats.
In 2017 Alan passed away, and the organizing committee for Cirque decided to name the Award for Book of the Conference in his name as a way to honor his commitment to the advancement of indie authors and small press.