Alan Royle was born in Fremantle, Western Australia in 1947. After working as a Labour Allocator on the Fremantle waterfront for many years he retired in 1997, then attended Murdoch University in 2001 where he earned four ‘Outstanding Achievement Awards en route to a Bachelor of Arts in History before earning Honors with his thesis on the British Army in the Nineteenth Century. Around that time he published his first book titled ‘Hollywood Warts ‘N’ All’.
From 2004 until 2014 he taught history units At Murdoch University, including ‘Hollywood and History’, as well as foundation and academic writing courses at Murdoch, Edith Cowan University and with the Open University of Australia (OUA). In 2012 OUA selected him as one of only four tutors nation-wide to be awarded the bi-annual Excellence Award in Melbourne.
He is now retired, living in Fremantle with his wife, and is working on new material for his latest book “Rock And Pop Warts ‘N’ All” soon to be released on Kindle