Developing literary aesthetic for the fun-loving reader.

BIOGRAPHY: An author of YA, Mysteries and Satirical Adventures, K. Alan Leitch writes from his home in Australia for fun and for lyricism. His novel awards include Textnovel, Serena McDonald Kennedy, The Write Launch,Strange Days Books and Book Pipeline. Through eighteen short fiction awards, he’s loved soap operas with Writer Advice; lived loudly in Gathering Storm Magazine; written in seven different voices for Women on Writing; and protected other worlds in Stringybark Stories. A Blue-Collar Provo Conspiracy, Crimes of Convenience, has placed in the top ten of the 2017 International 3-day Novel Competition, and his YA Mystery, Too Much Information, has placed in the 2018 Eyelands Book Awards and 2017 Book Pipeline Contest, surpassing 1,974 other published and unpublished novels.

‘Gram, Tweet or Tumble him @KAlanAuthor.

HOME: Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

FIRST HOME: Calgary, Alberta, Canada


YA Props MacQueen’s Quinterly Issue 4, 2020
Honorable Mention Shortages WOW: Women on Writing Fiction Competition, Spring, 2020
Print In Deep Compassion Anthology, May 2020
Print In Deep Earth Hymn Anthology, 2019
Paid All About Asses Every Day Fiction, July 2019
Print Fleeting Delights Sheepshead Review, Summer 2019
Feature Olivia Tames Terror (prequel to YA novel Wattpad or Inkitt
eBook Damp Courtship Ink & Sword Magazine, Issue 11
Runner Up Weak as Tissue (YA) Fall, 2018 WOW: Women on Writing Fiction Competition
Finalist Too Much Information 2018 Eyelands Book Awards competition: Top 7 of 80 entries!
Print/ Online In Deep KYSO Journal Issue 11, Spring 2019
Finalist Crimes of Convenience 2017 3-Day Novel contest: Top 10 of over 200!
Semi-finals Too Much Information 2017 Book Pipeline novel competition: Top 10 of 1,984!
Feature Too Much Information, ch. 3 The Write Launch
Second Place The Cold and the Dutiful Writer Advice, Volume 20, Issue 4
Print/ eBook The Last Page Gathering Storm Magazine, Issue 3
Runner Up No Chocolate for Gerald Spring, 2017 Fiction Competition
The Malicious Mist of Misery Sound Fall, 2016 Fiction Competition
Mixed Colors
Ease Fall, 2015 Fiction Competition
honoroble_mention_seal Starlite Lanes: We Bowl for Democracy
Recipient:Textnovel Award
Final Reading: Serena McDonald Kennedy award
Honorable Mention Passings Winter, 2018 Fiction Competition
Honorable Mention Damp Courtship Winter, 2017 Fiction Competition
Final Judging Last Gift of the Coltray 2017 Parsec Short Story Contest
Final Reading My Father’s Voice Winter, 2016 Fiction Competition
Final Reading The Colorful Cargo of Captain Jimmy Summer, 2016 Fiction Competition
Second Place The Hug Independent Education Union’s open category fiction award
Honorable Mention Enduring Entropy Published in “A Visit from the Duchess,” by Stringybark Stories.


SOCIAL MEDIA: See other samples of my writing, along with my blog, Words from K. Alan . Follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr @KAlanAuthor .

ORGANIZATIONS: Member: English-Speaking Union; Member: English Teachers Association of Queensland; Organizer: South-East Queenland Public Speaking Adjudicator: Rostrum Voice of Youth Adjudicator: Lions Youth of the Year Public Speaking Adjudicator: GC Debate


SAMPLE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Saint Stephen’s College; A.B. Paterson College; APS Schools’ Association


SCHOOL:James Cook University/Oxford University

DEGREE:Master’s Degree


SPECIFIC FIELD OF STUDY:English Literature (particularly at Oxford)

ACTIVITIES AND SOCIETIES:Member of the English Speaking Union and the English Teachers’ Association of Queensland

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Not only has my postgraduate academic writing earned me Distinctions, but my studies of literary style and perspective have opened new avenues toward constructing reader-centered narratives. The accessible plots that I love to write are enhanced by a perfect balance of influence from literary masters.


RELATED EXPERIENCE: English Literature and Advanced Placement English Extension teacher.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:Finding new ways of teaching and motivating students to learn about literature keeps my literary toolbox continuously refreshed. Furthermore, familiarity with the attitudes and styles of teenagers informs the voices of my Young Adult fiction.


MY WRITING STYLE: Emotions symbolized are a powerful narrative tool. Spiderwebs of anger crawl from the bellies of my characters to twist their faces; flightless joy grounds them to a family they did not know they loved. Any object in the setting can link to feelings.

MY DISTINCTIVENESS AS A WRITER: A range of life-experiences creates a rich field of sources for a writer, and I have worked in I.T., Secondary and Post-Secondary Education and retail, in three countries 9,000 miles apart. My extensive world travel and time with many socioeconomic classes have exposed me to a patchwork of voices that stitch together into my own unique narrative.

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