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A. Robert Allen

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A. Robert Allen has published three volumes in his Slavery and Beyond series. The first, Failed Moments, is a fictional account of his ancestors in 1790 during the slave revolution in what would become Haiti and later in 1863 during New York’s Draft Riots. The second volume, A Wave From Mama, immerses readers in racially charged post Civil War Brooklyn and gives an interesting look at the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. The third book in the series, Minetta Lane, takes place in 1904 in a downtown New York neighborhood that lives by an unusual race-based code. A. Robert Allen is a long-time higher education professional residing in New York City who writes historical fiction for people interested in racial themes, which will transport them ...more

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A. Robert Allen Right now, I am doing the research for the third novel. It takes place in New York in the mid 1890s just as the New York that we know today was being…moreRight now, I am doing the research for the third novel. It takes place in New York in the mid 1890s just as the New York that we know today was being formed.(less)
A. Robert Allen I get inspired to write by my surroundings. I seem to be much more creative outdoors. A beautiful view on a nice day almost assures a good writing…moreI get inspired to write by my surroundings. I seem to be much more creative outdoors. A beautiful view on a nice day almost assures a good writing session. Being outside makes my writing feel less like work, and relaxes me. This, in turn, puts me in a state that is both creative and productive. The main character in my novel, Failed Moments, has “a thing” about terraces. I must admit that aspect of his character comes from my own experience!(less)
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A Wave From Mama

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“You’ve always needed to see something to believe it--sometimes you lack faith, my dear. Go take a look.” Patrick”
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“Take your time. It’s been far too long since you’ve shed any tears. Far too long. Too much isolation. Not enough laughing and crying with the people”
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