Alan’s hobbies have all come together in this wonderful writing project. His love of history, travel, genealogy, and children’s literature make this the perfect amalgamation of his life’s work!
Alan’s family is a true representation of America and all that has made her great. His family line can be traced back generations, with multiple first generation immigrants. He has relatives currently in, or originally from, a large number of states, from Canada, England, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil, Spain, the Philippines, Thailand, and New Zealand!
Some of his relatives were among the original settlers in Plymouth. Among his distant relatives is Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.
His ancestors have known great wealth and prestige, as well as terrible poverty and tragedy. Some were grand Dukes, Counts, and Yeomen of Old Europe, others lived in ashes and squaller in the New World.
His relatives have fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, both World Wars (on both sides!), the Korean War, Vietnam War, and also in Iraq.
Although the stories Alan writes are fictional, they also have a solid foundation with historical accuracy. The stories are written in honor of his family, and all those who came here for freedom, for better opportunities, and to contribute to this great nation we call the United States of America.
Alan deMeurers lives on a hops farm just north of Keizer, Oregon. A long time educator, Alan is currently the principal at Myers Elementary School in West Salem. He has 18 years of experience teaching in grades kindergarten through sixth, and has been an elementary school principal for the past eleven years.
Alan is married to a first generation American immigrant, his wonderful wife Carmen. Carmen was born in Santos, Brazil. She became a naturalized US citizen in 1995.
Alan has three children and four grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys reading, traveling, and conducting research for his literary projects.
- Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
- Willamette Writers