Books by Michael Allen


A Novel A River in the OceanThe Latest Novel by Michael Allen, A River in the Ocean

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When a near fatal accident separates a single father from his daughter, fate has a way of finding her a good home. While Chris fights for his life in a coma for nine years, his daughter Krista is raised by a well-intentioned couple who have no idea how to properly raise a child. Gilmer has wild ideas that he doesn’t think through. Maggie knows the basics, and figures the rest out as she goes. But there is one thing they have in common, the love for the little girl who stole their hearts while her father was absent.

When Chris awakens from his coma, his amnesia keeps him from remembering he has a daughter. Putting his life back together, he takes to furniture repair and then design. But, he picks up a paint brush one day when an apparition of a little girl soon starts haunting him even while he is awake. He captures scenes of her on canvas, but can’t figure out what connection they have. While he paints who he has affectionately been calling Angel, she becomes more and more real to him.

Years go by and Chris has developed an entire life with a girl he knows only through paintings. He keeps them locked up in a secret room while his other paintings have gained notoriety throughout the art community as the “Insider’s Secret.” The exposure he is getting brings him face to face with Maggie and a teenage girl named Krista. Something strange suddenly stirs in both of them.

It’s certainly a drama, but with comedy to lighten the way. A River in the Ocean is a heartwarming tale about two lost souls, only one of them feels it and the other has yet to know. He didn’t know he was looking. She didn’t know she needed found.


The children’s book When You Miss Me

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This is the perfect gift for the child who is missing a loved one. Whether you are the parents of divorce or one of you is in the military while your child is missing you at home, When You Miss Me helps the little heart through those toughs times when they feel alone.

With actual activities your child can try, they can work through those lonely times and it begins to make them feel better. Plus, there is a very special DIY activity at the end of the story you and your child can do together to make a book of your own. 

A River in the Ocean

Michael Allen A River in the Ocean
Michael Allen’s latest novel…

A River in The Ocean is the story of a father and a daughter who get separated by a tragic accident. The father wakes up from a coma unaware he has a daughter while she has been raised for years by an odd couple who have great intentions, but no idea what they are doing. He begins to feel something is missing in his life while she begins to feel she is out of place. He didn’t know he was looking and she didn’t know she needed found.

Available in print and on Kindle: A River in the Ocean

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