Mr. Van Alstyne is a fantasy/folklore author, Screenwriter, and poet, who writes for children and adults alike. As a Navy veteran, Mr. Van Alstyne has traveled the world studying the local customs and faerie folklore of each country he visits. A devotee of the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and Roald Dahl, his books fall into that faerie tale and children's genres. His book series, The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist is very unique in that the protagonist is an elderly baker. making the books very appealing to children and to their parents and grandparents to read aloud at bedtime.
Mr. Van Alstyne is also the author of the board book for children 0-5 yrs ``Under the Crescent Moon." Mr. Van Alstyne lives in Texas, and spends much of his time writing and taking care of his son who is on the Autism Spectrum.