The NOVEL that climbed Mount Everest by itself!

My Book is Free Today and Tomorrow

My Book is Free Today and Tomorrow

The Kindle version of my book A River in the Ocean is being offered free on Amazon today and tomorrow. That’s right! I’m giving it away for two days, October 4 and October 5, 2013. If you don’t have a kindle, don’t worry ...

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The Metaphors of A River in the Ocean

As I wrote A River in the Ocean, I had two things in mind. Write a good story everyone can enjoy and keep the metaphors intact. What most readers don’t know is that the novel is a complete metaphor for the life my daughter and I shared. ...

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Thoughts and Reconsideration Michael Allen

Target Audience Magazine Features Michael Allen

It’s always an honor to be Featured in a Magazine, especially when it’s written by the editor of the Art & Writing section of Target Audience Magazine. I was a little worried at first when I started reading the article. But, I ...

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Michael Allen

The Poetic Journey Continues: I’m the Only

Playing rain dances slowly in the fall. My new became so old. We had our way, experienced it all. Untouched by autumn’s cold. It seems so strange now, the paint has chipped. The world just passes by. Faces fade, the seeds of dust, Make my tears ...

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A Danger to Society

Michael Allen Live at the Bistro Cafe

They liked the show so much last week, they had me back again. I was on with the other Special Guest SugaBrown who read some of her poetry. We were both on last week and were invited back for an encore. SugaBrown’s poetry is definitely ...

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Michael Allen at the Vertikal Bistro

Michael Allen at the Vertikal Bistro

Talk about sweet!  The show tonight went very well.  I was the Special Guest, but we also had a conversation about sex education with our youth because April is Sexual Awareness Month.  So, I’m an author and a poet. But, I was asked about ...

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The NOVEL that wore faded jeans to Kanye's wedding!