Alan Archer (Writer)

This website is to inform people of the writings of myself, Alan Archer.

About Me

Alan is the elder of identical twin brothers. He lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England with his step-daughter Clare Goult. He lost his wife, Sylvia, to Ovarian Cancer in 2017.

Alan has completed a 32 page booklet, John Carver & The Pilgrim Fathers, and is planning its publication. It is ‘Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ Voyage of the Mayflower, 1620′. Alan is working with Doncaster Mayflower400 on this project.

Alan is completing a non-fiction book by the same title, John Carver & The Pilgrim Fathers. This includes John Carver’s Indentured Apprenticeship with a merchant in London, how he made his fortune in the City of London, his life as a Walloon, his wives, then later with The Pilgrim Fathers and as their first Governor. It looks at John Carver’s character and religious beliefs, and what set him aside to be unanimously chosen as their first Governor.

Alan is also working on his DCI Jack Kirby crime novel, Only A Weekend, It was sidelined to complete the non-fiction book and booklet on The Pilgrim Fathers. Two other DCI Jack Kirby books, Barracuda Junction; and Death or Glory, are being planned to follow once Only A Weekend is published.

When Alan is not writing he helps with Doncaster P2 Locomotive Trust Ltd.,(Charity Number: 1149835), who are building a standard gauge steam locomotive L.N.E.R. 2001 Cock O’ The North. He assists as their Events Manager and on their Fundraising Team.



Alan has experience as a self-employed Tour Operator requiring organisational skills, event planning, bookkeeping and people management. He has worked as a Salesman, Administration Assistant, and far to many other jobs too numerous to mention.

Alan attends a local independent evangelical church. His hobbies and interests apart from writing and railways are: football (soccer) particularly Sheffield Wednesday F.C., reading, rockabilly music of late 1950’s/60’s, history and driving. Alan has been involved in party politics at a local level and has a sense of humour.


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