About the Author

A Pop Warner football coach, little league coach, former short-order cook, and successful businessman, Al Dorantes, like the stories he writes, is diverse. This husband and father of two lives in Herkimer, NY.

Al focuses a great deal of time helping others. When he’s not coaching he spends time helping the community. Past projects have included the Herkimer County WWII Memorial Trips, where he was part of the committee that sent all the able bodied WWII veterans of Herkimer County to the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC. Al has also been involved with organizing trips to see the NYC Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In 2005 Al received the Accent on Excellence award, an awards program focused on recognizing and encouraging the young leaders of Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Al writes children’s stories focusing on character and fun. He likes cheeseburgers.