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About Allan Kirtley
Allan (otherwise known as Al) Kirtley was born in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England. For a number of years he worked by day in the financial services industry and by night as a jazz and blues pianist, playing both live and in recording studios, but now concentrates exclusively on the roles of musician and author.
He is the author of a number of factual publications but Act of God was his first work of fiction (other than some of the corporate plans he used to submit to his parent company). This was followed by the non-fiction A History of the Blacketts, published in hardback in 2013, and by Speed Dial (written mainly for pre-teens readers), published in 2018.
He is married with two children and lives in Surrey.
At first all seems perfect until a terrible, evil force launches itself against them, threatening not only their lives but the whole of the real world they have come from, and Jack is forced time and again to summon up bravery he thought was not in him.
Many years later he meets and falls in love with an American reporter, who helps him to try once again to discover the identity of his benefactor, unaware that their search is leading them into a terrifying conspiracy of global proportions...
(Author's Note: There is an "Easter Egg" hidden towards the end of the book. If you spot it and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org stating what it is I will send you a free signed copy of my jazz album "Pure and Simple". Clue: David Bowie song.)