Jeffrey B. Allen

About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Writer
Location Allentown, PA, United States
Introduction Jeffrey B. Allen lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he consults in the field of architectural design and historical renovation, although most of his time is devoted to writing. He is a member of the Lehigh Valley Writers Symposium, and sits on the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. Allen holds his 50-ton Coast Guard Captain’s license and has captained numerous ocean-going sailing adventures. In 2006, Mr. Allen was awarded the Holt Businessman of the Year award by the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce. His debut novel, GoneAway Into the Land is quickly being discovered by adolescents and adults alike. Allen teaches writing at Northampton Community College and is a Fellow of the Penn State Chapter of the national Writing Project.
Interests Reading, writing, sailing, learning and loving
Favorite Movies Dune, King Kong, Lord of the rings, Big Fish, Pans Labyrinth, Wizard of Oz, Twenty Thousand leagues Under the Sea, 2001 Space Odyssey, Gladiator, Avatar, The red Violin, American Astronaut
Favorite Music Blues
Favorite Books Dune, Narnia, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Children of Men, I Claudius I&II, Catch 22, Old man and the Sea, Of Mice and Men, Gulag Achapalago, Moby Dick, ...

Why am I so obsessed with writing? Why am so anal about doing it right? And why am I so intent on making my writing different?