JPC Allen

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JPC Allen started her writing career in second grade with an homage to Scooby Doo. and has been hooked on mysteries ever since. She writes YA Christian crime fiction set in rural areas because first, she loves nature and small town life, and second, she can pitch her characters into danger head first without all that pesky technology keeping them safe..

A former children’s librarian in public libraries, she is a member of ACFW and is a 2016 Genesis semi-finalist in the YA category. She loves to introduce tweens and teens to the adventure of writing through her writing workshops. A lifelong Buckeye, she has deep roots in the Mountains State. To read her writing prompts and tips for beginning writers as well as keeping up on her wr
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Because my focus this month is the anthology Christian fiction off the beaten path and writing short stories, I decided to feature another anthology. This book has a special place in my heart because it contains my first published work, “Debt to Pay”. But more than that, it showed me that I could write more than my YA crime novel.


I’d worked for years on that novel. I’d occasionally stir the interest of an agent, who’d as...novel.


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Published on November 12, 2019 03:00
Average rating: 4.4 · 5 ratings · 6 reviews · 2 distinct works
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My blog tour is almost over, but I have an extra stop for you. Author Jenny Knipfer kindly invited me to blog about writing with the Holy Spirit. S... Read more of this blog post »
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Whom Shall I Fear? by Anne Clare
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I loved the historical details of this WWII romance, like what radio programs people of that time would listen to. Ms. Clare's descriptions of life on the home front made that experience come alive to me. As a fan of mysteries, I was pleasantly surpr ...more
Christmas Fiction Off the Beaten Path by Michelle L. Levigne
"I won't give a star rating since I'm one of the authors, but I absolutely loved the variety of stories and quality of writing in this anthology! You can find my thoughts on each individual story here: http://www.landsuncharted.com/2019/10...." Read more of this review »
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The Deer on a Bicycle by Patrick F. McManus
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Great writing advice from one of American's best humor writers. This advice can be used for all genres of writing, not just humor. His commentaries on twelve of his short stories or articles is the most helpful pat.
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Enya’s Son by Cindy Thomson
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Police Procedure & Investigation by Lee Lofland
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Great book for writers! Contains all kinds of information about law enforcement, along with anecdotes from the author about being a police officer. If you write crime fiction and have no first hand knowledge about law enforcement, this book is indisp ...more
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The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
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Chesterton writes so lushly and vividly that it's easy to imagine these characters and settings. I also love his use of paradox.
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