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
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Hey there, everybody, glad to have you back. Apologies for last week, it was a rough one, and I was ready to collapse from exhaustion by the end of it. Literally – Friday afternoon I was having trouble holding it together and at one point just stared at my desk with my head in my hands, my head pounding, gut churning. Blame poor sleep. And this won’t be as long as my usual entry, either, as thi...

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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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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.


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


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