About Alan S. Garrett

Alan enjoys writing and also dabbles a bit in poetry, music, and photography. In the past, he has worked professionally in the fields of computer software, retail electronics, music, and archaeology. Although there was that time he was a driver for vehicles going through auctions -- until a car caught on fire with him in it. Luckily there were no injuries sustained but it did cause him to rethink his initial career choice.

He has completed over 150 hours of credit (after attempting over 180) at six different colleges and universities, and managed to never graduate with a single degree. He still maintains an interest in electronics, continues to write music, has maintained a membership in the Texas Archaeological Society over two decades, and is also a member of NAMI. To this day he absolutely refuses to drive another nearly broken down vehicle through an auto auction.

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"Casting Shadows"
Two pictures combined as one: A picture Alan took through his telescope of the total solar eclipse has been blended with a picture he took of a statue dedicated to Mark Twain by the state of Missouri; taken during sunrise. 

Eclipse picture taken August 21, 2017
Sunrise picture taken August 23, 2017


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Semi-Edited Fictional Writing Residue by Alan S. Garrett

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The Journey Of Samson Pyne

The Journey of Samson Pyne, by Alan S. Garrett, tells the story of Samson Pyne and his 11,000 mile journey to become whole once again.  His career as a bodyguard for a famous musician is over. The man whom he was hired to protect is dead.

An attempted suicide halted by divine interference, memories of an unreconciled past, and a family thrown into disarray have pushed him past the breaking point; he needs answers that only his former life as a bodyguard can provide.

But his nation is at war now and messing with the past can be a dangerous business; especially when that past was left behind for a reason by an organization with one mission: to protect the future at any cost.

Will Pyne get the answers he seeks? Or will something that isn’t human put an end to his suffering first?

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Misunderstood believed in a world that did not exist. Csy is a destroyer of worlds. Then there is Sorrow. But what defines the world when strange occurrences too unique to merely be coincidence happen? Is there more to this world than we know? Could there be intelligent parallel existences? A novel set across countries and time, linked to interspecies politics, Misunderstood, follows the life of a new adult trying to come to terms with an unexplained past and an uncertain future.

"In Misunderstood by Alan S. Garrett we are presented with a story that encourages us to see the world we inhabit in new ways just as we learn to examine our lives (and life itself) from differing perspectives. The title seems to this reader to be appropriate, letting the reader know the main dominating ideology that will be at work in the novel.... There are clearly some important philosophical barriers being worn away throughout this book and the reader is challenged in many different areas."

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Frosty's RUN

Frosty the dog is a red heeler who loves to take a run around the ranch each morning. Read about Frosty's morning adventure or listen to the author read the story to you as Frosty runs, swims, and jumps through the air. This multi-touch eBook for young children is available now for the iPad & Mac.

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