Alan C. Elliott is a storyteller, writer, and former college professor from Dallas, Texas. After earning his bachelor of arts in education and math from Dallas Baptist University, his masterâ€™s degree in applied sciences from Southern Methodist University, and a second masterâ€™s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, he taught applied statistics at the University of Texas Southwestern. In the evenings, he honed his skills as a storyteller by entertaining his four children with funny, silly, and sometimes spooky tall tales and by writing stories for his wife to use in her elementary-school classroom.
Combining his fascination with math, science, and research with his love of writing, Elliott published his first book, a childrenâ€™s story about weather. Since his introduction into the writing world, he has published more than twenty texts, ranging from childrenâ€™s picture books to adult science and math guides.
Elliott is a gifted public speaker, contributing his talents to a variety of radio and television shows to promote his books, give tips about writing and getting published, and raise awareness about the organization Baby Moses Dallas. Elliott has also spoken at the Lions Club, the Texas Chamber of Commerce, and various writersâ€™ groups.
Elliott is a member of the Society of Childrenâ€™s Book Writers and Illustrators, Mystery Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and the Tejas Writers Roundtable. He is also the founder of the Dallas Area Writers Group. He contributes to childrenâ€™s education by traveling across the state to speak at elementary schools about two of his favorite subjects: storytelling and Texas history.
Since retiring from teaching, Elliott remains active in the community and uses his blog, The Bald Truth about Writing, to extend advice and encouragement to other hopeful authors. He enjoys telling stories from his home in Duncansville, Texas, where he lives with his wife.