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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 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)
Marian Allen Truth is VERY strange. There are some people I know and some coincidences I've experienced that I would have to change in a book, because nobody would…moreTruth is VERY strange. There are some people I know and some coincidences I've experienced that I would have to change in a book, because nobody would believe them!(less)
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Okay, I’m scrapin’ the bottom of the alphabet, here, and I’ve had to break open an out-of-print book that I’m polishing for republication. FORCE OF HABIT is a humorous science-fiction cop caper book, kind of THE HOT ROCK in space … 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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