Alan Annand

Writer

Alan Annand is a writer of crime fiction, offering an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, thriller and occult genres. When he’s not dreaming up ingenious ways to kill people and thrill readers, he occasionally finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and faux book reviews.

Before becoming a full-time novelist and scriptwriter, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, a corporate writer for private and public sectors,  a human resources manager and an underground surveyor.

Currently, he divides his time between writing in the AM, astrology in the PM, and meditation on the OM. For those who care, he’s an Aries with a dash of Scorpio.

Novels 

  • Al-Quebeca, mystery/thriller, Sextile, Toronto
  • Harm’s Way, mystery/thriller (rewritten for re-issue), Sextile, Toronto
  • Hide in Plain Sight, mystery/suspense, Sextile, Toronto
  • Scorpio Rising, New Age noir mystery/thiller, Sextile, Toronto
  • Harm’s Way, mystery/thriller, St. Martin’s Press, New York
  • Commando Attack, WW2, Tower Publications, New York
  • Bearknife Gold, adventure, Tower Publications, New York
  • Skyraiders, WW2, Tower Publications, New York
  • The Antenna Syndrome, sci-fi, Tower Publications, New York

Scripts 

  • The Paper Bag Princess, 30-minute kids’ animation for the “Bunch of Munsch” series, CINAR, Montreal
  • David’s Father, 15-minute kids’ animation for the “Bunch of Munsch” series, CINAR, Montreal
  • Till Death Do Us Part, 30-min mystery radio drama, CBC Radio Arts, Montreal

Memberships

  • Authors’ Guild of America, New York
  • Crime Writers of Canada, Toronto

Astrologer

Alan Annand is an astrologer with 30 years experience consulting and teaching. After graduating from the British Faculty of Astrological Studies, where he specialized in relationship and career analysis, he subsequently served as the Faculty’s North American tutor for five years, with students across Canada, USA & Mexico.

He was co-founder of the Astrological Society of Montreal, and for several years was their President, principal teacher and media rep. During this time he was also a speaker at national conferences.

He later went on to study Vedic astrology and palmistry in New Mexico and California, and was subsequently certified by the American College of Vedic Astrologers. He currently maintains a practice as astrologer and palmist in Toronto, with frequent visits to Montreal, and distance consultations with clients throughout North America and Europe.

Certification

  • Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies
  • Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrologers

Articles

  • “The World in Your Hands (Palmistry & Planets)”, WellBeing Astrology Magazine, 2010
  • “Carlos Castaneda & the Myth of Don Juan”, The ACVA Journal, Spring 2009
  • “When Mercury Goes Retro”, The Mountain Astrologer, June/July 2008
  • “Clifford Olson’s Life of Crime”, The FCA Journal, Summer 1986
  • “Mayan Astrology”, American Astrology, February 1982
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