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Jonathan D. Allen

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Born and raised in the rural Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Jonathan wrote his first fantasy/sci-fi novel at the age of 13. After studying writing and communication at James Madison University, Jonathan turned his passion for writing into a full-time technical writing career in the DC Metro area, working for companies like Sprint/Nextel, Time Warner Cable, and Sirius XM Radio, where he had an opportunity to combine his love of music with his love of writing.



He may have drifted away from fiction at times, but it was always his first love – and he always returned to it. Now living in Bethesda with his fiancée, two cats, and two quirky guinea pigs for whom his publishing company is named, he crafts the kinds of stories that he had always hoped...more


So if you don’t remember, I posted a few weeks back talking about the Jerk Line – i.e., that mythical line that separates a compelling and deeply flawed character from a deeply flawed character that is just impossible to watch. This is the question I asked:


…How do you find that line where a character goes from sleazy but interesting to just a total turn-off slime ball? I call it the Jerk Line....

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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.Frank Herbert
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Hermann Hesse
“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”
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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
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“He took a sip of my father’s weak coffee and spit it back into the mug. "This shit’s like making love in a canoe."
"Excuse me?"
"It’s fucking near water.”
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“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
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Savannah Jonathan, thank you for the friendship.


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L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the invite Jonathan!


Maureen Mullis Hi Jonathan! Thanks for adding this author to your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I look forward to reading your reviews/recommendations!


Tamara Rose Blodgett Thanks for your friendship, Jonathan! =)


Jonathan Thanks everybody! Glad to get to know you here, even if we've spoken on Twitter.


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Fran Friel Many thanks, Jonathan. Happy New Year!


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A.R. Jonathan, thanks for the add.


Bridget Bowers Hey, Jonathan. Thanks for the friend request.


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K.E. Saxon Thanks for friending me on Goodreads, Jonathan!


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