Alon Shalev is the author of three social justice themed novels, including The Accidental Activist, A Gardener’s Tale, and Unwanted Heroes. He is the lead writer of the political blog, Left Coast Voices, and never expected to be delving into the world of fantasy.
While on a camping trip with his family in the majestic Northern California Redwoods, his then 11-year-old son, who devours YA fantasy, objected to his father whipping out his laptop and writing.
A compromise was reached and the Shalev tribe were soon deeply engrossed in what became the first of three 90,000+ word novels. At The Walls Of Galbrieth reached the Quarter-Finals of the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (ABNA) and was released by Tourmaline Books in November, 2012. The First Decree will be released in early 2013, and Ashbar! will follow in the fall.