Central Coast of California
Anne R. Allen is an award-winning blogger and the author of eight humorous mystery novels, a handbook for writers, and the award-winning guide, THE AUTHOR BLOG; EASY BLOGGING FOR BUSY AUTHORS
Anne R. Allen's Blog, (shared with NYT bestselling author Ruth Harris) was named one of Writer's Digest's Best 101 Websites for Writers.
Anne's mystery titles include THE GATSBY GAME. THE LADY OF THE LAKEWOOD DINER and FOOD OF LOVE, plus the Camilla Randall Mysteries: GHOSTWRITERS IN THE SKY, SHERWOOD, LIMITED, THE BEST REVENGE, NO PLACE LIKE HOME, SO MUCH FOR BUCKINGHAM, THE QUEEN OF STAVES, and GOOGLING OLD BOYFRIENDS.
She is the co-author of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE...A SELF-HELP GUIDE, written with Catherine Ryan Hyde.
She also has a short fiction and verse collection called WHY GRANDMA BOUGHT THAT CAR.
Anne's short fiction also appears in INDIESTRUCTIBLE, MARTINI MADNESS, the INDIE CHICKS ANTHOLOGY (2011) as well as GENRE WARS (2009) and NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND (2010) from the Literary Lab.
Her poetry is published in numerous literary journals and anthologies including COMPOSE and FROM THE PORCH SWING.
Anne is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and spent twenty-five years in the theater--both acting and directing–-before taking up fiction writing. She is the former artistic director of the Patio Playhouse in Escondido, CA and now lives on the Central Coast of California.