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Allen Shadow

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Brussels, Paris, Boston. ISIS, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. As Europe turns into a war zone and jitters spike in the U.S., my literary thriller, Hell City appears evermore prescient. Jack, the counterterrorism protagonist of HC fights resistance in the U.S. as he warns of more 9/11-style attacks from a metastasizing jihadi movement.

In the novel, counter-terrorism task-force commander Jack Oldham tracks a new generation of American-born jihadis through a post-bin-Laden world. New York is ground zero once again as he and his crack but colorful crew pursue a maddening world of clues that takes them through the grittiest precincts of the city, the back roads of America, the lawless regions of Pakistan, the faceless chat rooms of the Inte
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Allen Shadow Start something. It may be a line, an image. And don't stand over your shoulder, judging. Origination of writing should be done without judgement. Jus…moreStart something. It may be a line, an image. And don't stand over your shoulder, judging. Origination of writing should be done without judgement. Just let yourself go. You can always rewrite, move things around later, or (in old-fashioned parlance) crumple up the page and toss it.(less)
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Winner in Great American Song Contest

Just learned I am one of four songwriters who won an Outstanding Achievement Award in Songwriting (Country Music Category) in the 21st Great American Song Contest, for my song “Is It Love Yet.” Last year I was selected as a finalist for this award. I recorded the song in Nashville in the late Eighties. Trisha Yearwood sang the demo; it was signed to PolyGram (later bought by Universal). It was lat

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Another draft of my second novel, "Puppet Girl." Also, short stories and poems. Daily.
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Jack is a real, raw imperfect guy. This book embraces all the cracks and pieces of personality. Loved the story and all the characters. Want another one!"
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Upon rereading "Rabbit Redux," I've concluded Updike is a bona fide master. I'd call him the ultimate poet-novelist.
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