Allyson Kennedy

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A native of eastern North Carolina, Allyson Kennedy fell in love with writing at age seven while filling the pages of her Mary-Kate and Ashley notebook. Dozens of notebooks later, Allyson has penned short stories, poems, song lyrics, and two novels. After the second of her three writing contest wins at the University of Mount Olive, God planted a seed in her heart to pursue self-publishing her debut novel, Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl. When she’s not writing, Allyson enjoys reading, blogging on her website, Authoring Arrowheads, reviewing books and movies for Indie Christian authors and filmmakers, and following God’s plans for her life. Her next release, Speak Your Mind, is set to be published in November 2018.

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Allyson Kennedy I loved books from an early age, but my aunt was the one who inspired me to start writing. When I was seven, she gave me a Mary-Kate and Ashley…moreI loved books from an early age, but my aunt was the one who inspired me to start writing. When I was seven, she gave me a Mary-Kate and Ashley notebook for Christmas, casually mentioning that I should try writing stories. From elementary to middle school, I ended up filling four notebooks full of short stories about my stuffed animals, my little sister, and random other stories. I started writing Can't Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl the summer after my freshman year of high school. Thanks for your question! :)(less)
Allyson Kennedy I'm currently working on three stand-alone novels with the following names: The Crush, Speak Your Mind, and On the Flip Side. The Crush is my longest…moreI'm currently working on three stand-alone novels with the following names: The Crush, Speak Your Mind, and On the Flip Side. The Crush is my longest WIP to date, while On the Flip Side is the newest. Speak Your Mind is my first attempt at a middle grade novel, and it is my favorite to work on. (less)
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Allyson Grace wrote: "Hey Allyson, thanks for the friend request! =D"

Hey Grace! You're welcome! :) Nice to meet you!


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Grace Morris Hey Allyson, thanks for the friend request! =D


Allyson Gray wrote: "Heyo, Allyson! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request!! :D

It's really cool that you're a Christian author, keep writing for Him, and have a blessed week. <3"


Nice to meet you Gray! Aw, thanks! I wouldn’t be an author if it wasn’t for Him! :) Thank you, and I hope you have a blessed week as well!


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Gray Cox Heyo, Allyson! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request!! :D

It's really cool that you're a Christian author, keep writing for Him, and have a blessed week. <3


Allyson Hey guys! This weekend, Can't Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl is being offered for FREE on Kindle! If you'd like to check it out, here's the link: Free Kindle Weekend!


Allyson Sarah Grace wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Allyson! God bless! :)"

Thank you for accepting it! God bless you, too! Sorry I haven't replied sooner; I didn't see your post until now! :)


Sarah Grace Thanks for the friend request Allyson! God bless! :)


message 1: by Allyson (last edited Feb 08, 2017 02:51PM)

Allyson Please check out my author blog, Authoring Arrowheads!

Over the last few months, I've been working on publishing my first novel, Can't Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl, through Amazon's Createspace. To learn more, check out my author blog, Authoring Arrowheads, at the link above!

-Allyson :D


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