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Derringer Award Finalist!

My story, "Happy Birthday," was named a 2018 Derringer Award finalist in the Flash category!…


My story, "Rule Number One" (SNOWBOUND), was selected for THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2018…


Events, workshops, and appearances in 2018! (Details on Events page)

About the Author

DSC_0100 cropped 72dpiAlan Orloff is an author living and writing in Northern Virginia. Before launching into a career as an author, he worked on nuclear submarines, facilitated technology transfer from the Star Wars program, and learned how to stack washing machines three high in a warehouse with a forklift.

Now he writes fiction.

For more details ... read on!