F. Allan Roth is an American author who writes LDS fiction and fantasy novels. He likes to fly fish on the South Fork of the Snake River. He ties his own flies and builds his own bamboo fly rods and wooden boats. He’s an amateur mycologist, and enjoys hunting wild mushrooms and berries.
As a graduate student, he taught English classes at Brigham Young University. After graduation, he moved to Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho), where he taught for two years. After that, he moved to a nuclear research laboratory where he worked as a technical writer and editor for nearly thirty years.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he has taught Gospel Doctrine classes (adult Sunday school) in at least three different wards (local congregations). He and his wife, Jerelyn, served in the New York Rochester Mission from June 2017 until July 2018. They currently live in Idaho. At last count, they have seven children, twenty-five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.