Michael Allen has been writing since he was six years old. His first poem was called “Slick Move” and it was about people slipping on banana peels and oil spills. What can I say? He was six.
Throughout high school, he kept up his love for writing as it grew into short stories. He would often write between playing baseball and football, two sports he loved because they gave him something to hold onto while he moved around and went to four different high schools before finally graduating from James Monroe in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Michael Allen continued to write as he entered the Marine Corps and then later attended college where he earned a B.S. in English. I’m sure you’re starting to see a pattern by now. Yes, he loves to write!
At this point, he has written the novels A River in the Ocean and The Deeper Dark as well as the children’s book When You Miss Me. Also a screenwriter, he plans to convert The Deeper Dark into a screenplay. So, you just might see it on the big screen one day.
The Deeper Dark – A drama about a fighter pilot who spends a few years in a POW camp. When he returns to civilization, he realizes how much has changed as life just seemed to move on without him. His wife remarried and his daughter learned how to grow up without her father around. When he finds out there’s more to the story the day his jet went down, he finds himself in the middle of unimaginable corruption. Trying to keep their secrets hidden, his invisible enemies threaten the one person he has left in this world. But they have no idea how far he’s willing to go to save her life.
A River in the Ocean – A drama about a single father who goes into a coma after a near-fatal accident. He wakes up with amnesia, but he knows he’s missing something. His daughter has been raised by a loving quirky couple who have no idea what they are doing. He didn’t know he was looking and she didn’t know she needed found.
When You Miss Me – A children’s book for kids who have a tough time dealing with an absent parent, whether they are in the military or as an unfortunate consequence of divorce.
A Danger to Society – A case of mistaken identity puts a man up against the good ‘ol boy network in a place called Smallton, America. My first novel is a bit raw with philosophy peppered everywhere. But it was my first and I’ll always be proud of my work.
Dean’s Shadow – (thriller) After their ten-year high school reunion, a group of friends gets together for a reunion after-party that turns deadly when fate finds a way of releasing an evil force that has no intentions of returning.
A River in the Ocean – (drama) based on the novel.
Funniest Damn Crime Movie – (comedy) When a lady is found dead in an alley, it’s going to take the intuitive skills of investigators and the advanced technology of forensics to figure out what happened. Too bad our team doesn’t have either.
I Know Where You Are – (thriller) A murderous internet stalker with the right smartphone apps can find any girl he wants at any time. But, it’s not their fault his victims are on his radar and there is only one deadly connection between them.
You Can’t Keep It All – (drama) When a club owner partners with the wrong people, he soon finds himself in the middle of unimaginable corruption with no way out in sight. It’s him against time as he has to scramble to save the one person he’s grown to care about the most.