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Allen Houston

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Allen Houston is a native Oklahoman who has lived in Japan and Indonesia. He has worked as a journalist at the Dallas Morning News, New York Post and Metro New York. Allen lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a menagerie of animals.

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Allen Houston I feel “driven” to write more than inspired. The inspiration comes after I sit down, turn on my laptop and push the exterior world away. Once I’ve…moreI feel “driven” to write more than inspired. The inspiration comes after I sit down, turn on my laptop and push the exterior world away. Once I’ve done that the story begins to reveal itself. It’s a scary, fragile feeling, but if I trust my muse (or whatever force guides the novel) I find it almost tells itself. If I skip a day writing, I’m nagged by guilt. The more regularly I work on a piece the more it flows. When I was younger I thought inspiration was like the apple beaning Sir Issac Newton and while that’s occasionally true, it’s more often, incredibly hard work. It wasn’t always that way though. In my 20’s and 30’s I was consumed by a fever pitch of partying, travelling and attaining experience. Somewhere in my mid-30’s I crashed. Several traumatic things happened in my life at once that made realize there wouldn’t always be time to tell the stories I wanted. I began writing obsessively. A couple of years after that I started working on my current series, “Nightfall Gardens,” for my daughter and godson. There’s nothing surer to light a fire under you than staring at your own mortality. (less)
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"The Labyrinth" is up and available for purchase right now. http://amzn.to/1A3UGjE
Thanks so much for asking. I hope you enjoy it, and please share with others who might enjoy the series. All the best.-Allen(less)
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message 1: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 08:24AM)

Dale Thele Allen, thank you for accepting this former Okie's friend request.
I've downloaded and looking forward to reading Nightfall Gardens.
Wish you the very best in 2014!


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