Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Copyright 2017 by Alan "Gunner" Lindbloom 

"ONCE UPON A GANGSTER"

This blog is about how I see life now, after 13 years in prison, and some of the influences my past has had on my current life. When I was in my teens and 20s, I was a young street hustler. After that, I experienced some crazy stuff during my 13 years in prison. Yet I was inspired to write 9 novels while incarcerated, and today I live a clean, wholesome life as a writer, entrepreneur, and serial adventurist with my wife in the northern woods of Michigan. Sometimes I'll share stories from my previous life, when I was a smalltime hustler and street criminal, working for elements of the family I was born into. Other times I'll share my views on life here on the outside, and how society has changed since I was locked up -- particularly with regard to current events, social issues, etc. Once you get to know more about my past, you'll have a better understanding of what makes my present so interesting. Today I am a straight-shooting man of God who writes novels and owns a gritty Mafia-influenced clothing line called "OUR THING" Apparel. I'm also obsessed with fishing, camping, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, and all things outdoors. Check out a few posts, and get to know me better! Thanks for reading.

March 15, 2018

Okay, people, this has been on my mind for quite some time. But let me start off by saying that this is in no way a dig at anyone in particular. That said, it may be the blue pill that opens a lot of eyes.

Sooooo... here we go. When I first got out of prison, I had neve...

February 22, 2018

Okay, you know I usually like to keep things light. And for the most part I always intend to do so. However, this is a serious subject that I think needs to be discussed: Kids and these mass shootings. They are so horrible and tragic. I’m sickened to my core every time...

January 25, 2018

Okay, this is a subject that has been on my mind for quite some time. And it has to do with all of us, our kids, our future leaders, how we are seen on the world stage, and so much more.

But before I get into the current pussification of our youth, I'd like to talk a...

January 12, 2018

So I have had several interviews in the past months that asked if I ever knew of the government's involvement in organized crime, or if I knew "where Hoffa is buried." LOL Of course growing up in my family, around the people I rubbed elbows with, I saw how the Mafia in...

January 9, 2018

Once of the things that I have found interesting as my career and popularity grows (and there are MANY), is that my job consumes me constantly. Although, in part, I think that is because I also own a new clothing line, which I am basically building from the ground up w...

June 8, 2017

So, anyone who has followed me over the last 10 months knows I live a rather quiet life in the wilderness of northern Michigan. And because of my, oh, colorful past, people still seem to find my life fascinating. Until recently, I never thought of myself, or my life, a...

May 25, 2017

Big thanks to Craig Timmins at National Crime Syndicate for that great PR piece. As the headline says, I will be exhibiting at booth # 2162 in NYC's prestigious Book Expo America/BookCon publishing convention - the largest publishing convention in North America. And to...

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