Alan W. Harris grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. He attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas earning a B.S. in General Science. In 1981, he earned his D.V.M. from Auburn Universities School of Veterinary Medicine.
Alan and Valerie, his wife of over 40 years, have home schooled their 6 children for the last 25 years. They have six children and seven grandchildren. They currently live in South Carolina, where Alan is a full-time veterinarian and Valerie is a full-time home schooling mom.
Inspired by his love of nature, the fun of telling a good story, and his desire to draw his family closer together, Harris has completed three books in his Tales of Larkin series and is currently working on a fourth.
Alan and his wife love the Lord, their family, good stories, historical places, good music, and e-mails from readers.
“While at first, Hawthorn’s Discovery was meant only to entertain us, it became a teaching tool as well. I began to see in the book spiritual lessons that Dad had been learning and wanted us to know. Rather than feeling lectured, we loved it.”