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I've been writing since my early teens, first as a hobby, but as the years passed, more as a serious creative pursuit. I'm an avid reader, with my main interests residing in history, mythology, and literary classics, along with some fantasy and science fiction in my earlier years.

By nature I have a do-it-yourself type of personality, and my creative inclinations started with art and evolved to the written word.

Since making the decision to pursue a career as an author, I've secured publication for a number of short stories, received a nomination for inclusion in the Pushcart Anthology, built my own website, and in November 2010 realized publication for an anthology of three novellas, titled Remnant, from All Things That Matter Press, fol
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Average rating: 3.89 · 44 ratings · 37 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Oddities and Entities
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Remnant
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Prism
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
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Soulmates
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
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I recently had the pleasure of launching my third book, 'Prism', at Long Island Writers House. For those who could not attend, you can view this part of the presentation wherein I discuss my writing, my books, and more. Thanks again to LIWH for hosting!



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date: July 18, 2015 04:00PM
location: The Long Island Wrtiers House, 46 Green Street, Huntington, NY, The United States
description: Join multi-award winning author Roland Allnach as he presents his latest anthology, 'Prism', a diverse collection of various narrative forms and genres exploring the human experience. Roland will discuss his creative roots and his path as an author, leading to the stories that culminated in his third book. Roland's first two books, 'Remnant' (2010) and 'Oddities & Entities (2012), have been met with critical praise in the genres of science fiction, speculative fiction, horror and the superna ...more
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Gone Girl
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read in January, 2015
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'Gone Girl' is not an easy book to review. There are some great merits to the story, some detractors, and none of them easy to discuss because they reveal spoilers. I will take effort to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.

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date: December 07, 2014 12:00PM
location: Brookwood Hall, Islip Museum, Long Island, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY, The United States
description: Author Roland Allnach will be appearing with other Long Island authors at Brookwood Hall. The Islip Arts Council hosts the book fair. Authors will be autographing books. There will be a variety of genres including poetry, mystery, fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and more! Photos, paintings, and other gift items also available.
Deck Z by Chris Pauls
Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead.
by Chris Pauls (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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My son (early teen) bought 'Deck Z' at a school book fair. While the idea sounded interesting - zombies running wild on a sinking Titanic - it was my son's persistence and our shared enjoyment of zombie stories that led me to read the book for myself ...more
The Sting Man by Robert W. Greene
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I should start this review by saying that I bought this book after seeing 'American Hustle'. While the movie is a distinctly fictional work that only sources an outline of events from reality, it stirred my memory of the ABSCAM scandal. I remember th ...more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
read in April, 2014
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After finishing 'The Circle', and giving it some thought, I believe it's safe to say it stands alongside '1984' and 'Brave New World' in warning modern society how easy it is for oppression to take on the guise of freedom.

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