Alan Young is a novelist and screenwriter who has a love for quirky characters, science fiction, and fantasy. He grew up in Northeast Ohio where he got his B.A. in English from Youngstown State University. His love of film brought him to California, where he wrote scripts for independent film companies and acting troupes across Los Angeles. Since 2014 he has been working with young adults in treatment, helping them to develop tools to cope with trauma. He lives in Pasadena where he spends his time watching terrible B-movies with his cats.