Alan Parks was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex in 1978. In 2004 Alan's Dad died of cancer after he also went through a long term illness and two liver transplants. One of his mottos was always 'live life for today, life is too short'. That philosophy has encouraged Alan to get out there and pursue his dreams.
Alan's life changed for the better (he is constantly reminded) when he met Lorna in 2003. Work consisted of fairly mundane, mainly managerial posts. In 2008, Alan and Lorna moved to rural Andalucía, Spain, and now live in an old Olive Mill, off-grid, with a menagerie of animals.
It is now over six years since we first left our beautiful home just outside Brighton, and although we have experienced some hard times here, every day we grow to love it more. In fact we can't think of anywhere we would rather live. Ok, yes, the summers are as hot as can be, and the winters bone-chillingly cold, but our life here has taught us many new things about ourselves and each other. Since the book was published, I had so many people write to me asking how the animals were now, and were we happy living in Spain that I have now written two more books in the series, Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey? and Seriously Mum, How Many Cats?
I have just started work on book 4 in the series.