Alan Kirby enjoyed a thirty year career at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds multiple advanced degrees including a Ph.D. in Counseling.
In his debut novel, In The Shadow of The Water Tower, Kirby revisits his own experiences as a young Hoosier and explores the strong bond between brothers. Kirkus Reviews declared the novel "a portrait of a loving, brotherly relationship served in an inventive narrative device that explores the bonds of family, responsibility and the changing nature of time."
Readers' Favorite reviewers called Kirby "a gifted storyteller"...who "writes the history of small town America with grace and charm"...and with "full doses of humor and drama."
In the second book of the series, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower, Kirby provides an insider's look at a threatening crisis in a prestigious research university. Alan Kirby lives in Ojai, California with his wife.