Storytelling with Photos

The Cleveland Photo Fest Presents:  “Storytelling with Photos”  A free in-person event Date and Time:  December 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM Location:  Bostwick Design Art Initiative Building  2731 Prospect Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115 (Parking at East Side of Building) Presented by: Alex Shaland and Irene Shaland Alex Shaland is a travel photographer and the author of twoContinue reading “Storytelling with Photos”

Loganberry Books Author Alley 

Irene Shaland and Alex Shaland will present their books at the Loganberry Books Author Alley annual event on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM. Event Location: 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Hts., Ohio Dear friends, family, readers, followers, If you live in the Cleveland area, please come to the annual Author AlleyContinue reading Loganberry Books Author Alley 

New Book “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari” Released

My new book, “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari: A Story of One Little Penguin who Wanted to Meet the Wild Animals of Africa” was recently released and is available on Amazon. This is a story of a small South African penguin called Jackie who had a dream of visiting wild animals of Africa andContinue reading “New Book “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari” Released”

Flying Like a Bird

This is my most memorable small plane: Diamond DA20. A few years ago, Irene gave me a fantastic birthday present: an opportunity to pilot a small trainer plane (this one) and fly over Cleveland. Prior to that, I only piloted an imaginary fixed-wing aircraft offered by the Microsoft Flight Simulator. But this time, the flightContinue reading “Flying Like a Bird”

Jewish Mosaic of Singapore with Irene Shaland

Free Virtual Lecture on Feb. 24 at 7:00 PM EST USA Hosted by New City Library, New York. Travel to one of the unique destinations in Asia for Jewish history aficionados: a small city-state of Singapore. Discover the little-known Jewish story of Singapore composed of an amazing mosaic of cultures – Baghdadi, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Armenian, andContinue reading “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore with Irene Shaland”

James Bond Saves a Swiss Cable Car Company

Back in 1969, James Bond, also known to millions as 007, was doing what he is always doing – saving the world.  But this time, it was different.  In addition to saving an imaginary world from imaginary villains, Bond managed to save a real-life Swiss company from all-too-real financial ruin. A small Swiss company, Schilthorn Cableway Ltd.Continue reading “James Bond Saves a Swiss Cable Car Company”

Today Only $0.99 Sale on Amazon Kindle “Suburbanites on Safari”

If a trip to Africa is in your plans, this entertaining and informative book, jam-packed with photos of animals and birds, will help you make the first step on the way to your dream.  If you are interested in wildlife, nature, and animal protection, the story will enrich your knowledge of the animal kingdom.  AtContinue reading “Today Only $0.99 Sale on Amazon Kindle “Suburbanites on Safari””

Exploring Inle Lake Myanmar

Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s (formally Burma) popular tourist destinations. So, obviously, Irene and I could not miss it. And the lake did not disappoint our expectations. This vast serene body of water is framed by numerous marshes, floating gardens, and beautiful Buddhist temples. Only here you will see fishermen rowing their flat-bottom boatsContinue reading “Exploring Inle Lake Myanmar”

Alex Shaland’s Wildlife and Travel Writing

Alex Shaland started his writing career in the 1990s, contributing articles and book chapters for several Penton Publishing periodicals and other publications. In addition to his own writing, Shaland collaborated as an editor and photographer with his wife, Irene Shaland, in producing several books and articles published in numerous magazines in the U.S., Canada, U.K.,Continue reading “Alex Shaland’s Wildlife and Travel Writing”

Alex Shaland’s Photography

Alex Shaland is passionate about travel and wildlife photography. His photographs have appeared in over 20 publications and online sources including Holiday Magazine (France/U.K.), The Boston Forward, Tikkun, ZEEK, Diarna Digital Heritage Mapping, Hackwriters (U.K.), IMAGE Magazine, ROMAR Travel, Design World Magazine and other journals printed in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Korea, and Kenya. AlexContinue reading “Alex Shaland’s Photography”