A sarcastic wit spiked
with truths and a
La Selle was born in 1947 and has led an unremarkable life in spite of his every attempt to make history. From the age of 18 to 52 he did his best to live what Faron Young sang about in his 1960s era song, “Live Hard, Love Fast, Die Young” (and Leave a Beautiful Memory). Alan is continually amazed, and now very, very thankful, that he’s lived this long. In support of his bemusement concerning his longevity; “If you continue to do that, you’ll have God taking Prozac,” was an admonition his late brother, Bob, frequently uttered.
A dog and pet lover from birth and a passionate student of life, he’s been a raconteur from childhood. Now he combines his experiences and imagination to create entertaining novels. Claiming that a good fiction writer must be a convincing liar, he’d rather be known as a righteous equivocator.
It was somewhere around the age of ten, La Selle discovered that he possessed a writer’s talent. Combining that flair with his good memory, he’s amassed countless stories and tales, most of which he keeps surreptitiously stored between his ears. He co-mingles his resourcefulness with the relator-talenta skill he holds dear.
Al claims that most of the stories he writes portray real incidents from some time in his life. Although he liberally exercises the writer’s privilege of literary license, the reader will rarely know where. To those he won’t claim to be acquaintances, who think they might detect mierda, he’ll offer convincing testimony that’ll make them reconsider their lame judgment.
In 1999 his capricious living came to be history when he was caught and tamed by the woman he didn’t know he’d been searching for. Janet is her Christian name and the couple now share the common identity of La Selle. They’ve lived in a state of connubial bliss that started in the middle of the year that preceded the idiocy of the commencement of the feared Y2K.
Early in their marriage Janet convinced Al to commit a number of his favorite stories to computer files. With her help he’s digitized a superfluity of tales about the Colorado Prairie where he grew up, the New Mexico high desert where he and his bride live, his days in the U.S. Army, animals, his career, his life experiences and an abundance of BS that might or might-not have happened.
Having just completed the “TOD” series, Al plans to change gears and try a different genre, probably something with a bit of intrigue. Because the TOD books are about the Gartenberg family, a topic that could continue for generations, his writing future might include more about them.
Finding retirement to be a game for the weak-minded I was bored fairly quickly. How many times can one mow the lawn? How many flowers can one grow? How many times can one trim the trees? I needed another outlet for my limited talents and my wife suggested I resurrect something I tried years ago but didn’t have time to seriously pursue. Writing novels is fast becoming my passion and is quite enjoyable. It’s where I think my talents lie and what I’ll probably spend the rest of my days doing if I enjoy even a modest degree of success.