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Marian Allen

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For as long as I can remember, I've loved telling and being told stories. When, at the age of about six, I was informed that somebody got paid for writing all those books and movies and television shows, I abandoned my previous ambition (beachcomber), and became a writer.

I've worked as a high school teacher, an executive secretary, a soda jerk, a bank clerk, an accountant, and in Red Cross Youth Services. While working for the Red Cross, I met my husband, a widower with three young daughters. We married and had a fourth daughter. Their names are #1 Daughter, #2 Daughter, #3 Daughter and #4 Daughter.

Small town life agrees with me. I like the interconnectedness of everything and everybody. The internet is a little like a small town: I frequen
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Marian Allen Hi, Pat! John Gardner's GRENDEL, read when I was in high school, opened up for me the depth of the truism that "the villain is the hero of his own…moreHi, Pat! John Gardner's GRENDEL, read when I was in high school, opened up for me the depth of the truism that "the villain is the hero of his own story." And Joseph Campbell reinforced and helped explain the power and resonance of myth, fairy tales, folk tales, and archetypes. Thank you so much for connecting on Goodreads. :)(less)
Marian Allen Juvenile literature is by far the hardest to write properly and to sell. The term "age appropriate" is such nonsense, since each child matures…moreJuvenile literature is by far the hardest to write properly and to sell. The term "age appropriate" is such nonsense, since each child matures intellectually and emotionally at different rates from the putative norm. J.K. Rowling deserves a lot of credit for opening young people's literature to adult acceptance of dark material in young people's literature, but I think Lemony Snicket's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS did even more.(less)
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If you’ve ever had naan at an Indian restaurant, you know that the things they sell in cellophane packages at the grocery store are bogus. But they’re bread, so I got some. I made some pizza-ish things, topping the naan … Continue reading →

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Marian Allen FORCE OF HABIT, sf/cop/comedy, is FREE for Amazon's Kindle through 12/27/12. http://www.amazon.com/Force-of-Habit-... Makes a great gift, too! :)


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Kris Neri Thanks for befriending me, Marian. Good to connect with you here.

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Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

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