Author, Biker, Dreamer, Hopeless Romantic, Rebel, Loyal Friend, BBQer, Cynic, Idealist, Dog Mentor, Lover of the Written Word, and Eccentric Oddball.

See The World Through The Eyes of a Madman!!

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Dutch Van Alstin

The Life Behind Bars Book Series

The Life Behind Bars Books Series started as a belief that morphed into a philosophy that then transitioned into a fictional series.


Bikers are stereotyped negative by a large percentage of people outside this subculture that I live. The biker life is replete with authentic people who are flawed—just as any other lifestyle. All too often the life is explained to lay people by other lay people who dub themselves experts. There are rumors of hedonism, drug use, promiscuousness, and violence. Well, the rumors are true. . . to a point.

But what people don’t understand is that this life is full of hard-working men and women who operate within standards of civility as it relates to commitment to family. What we don’t do is conform to the social norms that others demand. I hear the question all the time, “What is a ‘real’ biker?” You will receive a thousand answers and some are valid. My answer to such a question is we do not concern ourselves with other people’s opinions. And that goes for their opinion on us, and our opinion on them. That indifference goes both ways. Mind your own business. Period.

Each book is about a differing motorcycle club that operates in the great state of Florida. Between the pages you will see and appreciate that we feel pain. We feel sorrow. We feel love. We feel joy. Sometimes all of those come out as anger, but the point is that ‘We feel.’  We are people like anyone else.

My books are not about violence, sex, drugs, frivolity/humor, etc. Yes, it includes all that because that is reality. But the underlying theme of everything I write is about the humanity aspect of who we are.

"A MASTERPIECE! FIVE STARS!!! This is a fascinating story about life, love, family, honor, loyalty, and brotherhood as seen through the eyes of members of Demons Rising, an outlaw motorcycle club.”

Joyce Mochrie


“The book is well written and totally engrossing. I highly recommend this book to all. Dutch you are an amazing person and storyteller. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.”

Nancy Hornsby

“WOW!!! What a book, got it today, started reading and it's hard to put down!! I believe this is a book of truth and respect for those of us who have seen the true road we ride. Very impressed Dutch. You're quite an author. ”