Indiana Marion County Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Program, to Feature classes by John F. Allen Author!

Hey Indy Residents!

Are you interested in learning more about Speculative Fiction and supporting your local libraries? If so, IMCPL & Indiana Writers Center have collaborated to present IMCPL’s 2021 Summer Reading Program!

I will be teaching a Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction course at various library branches throughout the month of July!

Discover an Imaginary World through Speculative Fiction
Instructor: John F. Allen

Get ready to explore the fantastical in your writing. This introduction to writing speculative fiction will cover aspects of futurism, slip-stream, sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, and horror stories. Learn how to plot, create settings and characters, and build an imaginary world.

See the schedule below:

Monday, July 19, 6:30-8:00 PM, Spades Park Branch

Saturday, July 24, 2:00-3:30 PM, Wayne Branch

Monday, July 26, 5:30-7:00 PM, East 38th Street Branch

Saturday, July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM, Southport Branch

Click the link below for other classes being offered!
https://www.indianawriters.org/classes-events-at-the-imcpl/

Remember, The Best is Yet to Come!

John F. Allen Author Copyright ©2021

DAY THREE: The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour!

The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour Train is moving FULL STEAM AHEAD! Check out today’s stop, guest blog post Sheila’s Guests & Reviews!

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The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour Train is moving FULL STEAM AHEAD! Check out today’s stop, blog post at Sheila’s Guests & Reviews!

DAY TWO: The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour!

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The Best is Yet to Come Blog Tour Train is moving FULL STEAM AHEAD! Check out today’s stop, author interview at Book Reviews by Jasmine!

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THE JOHN F. ALLEN AUTHOR ONLINE BOOKSTORE IS OPEN JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Greetings and Salutations!
The John F. Allen Author Online Store is Officially Open!

Effective immediately and just in time for the holidays, anyone interested in purchasing books from me directly, can use the NEW John F. Allen Author Online Store to do so!

The Online Store allows you to choose from any of my titles, get them with personalized signatures and mailed directly to your door! Credit card transactions are processed through PayPal and fulfilled by me personally. Payment, postage, and label printing are all automated.

This site sells physical book ONLY. Should you desire to purchase an eBook, please visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo at the links provided below. Simply click the eBook provider of your choice.

COMING SOON: Author exclusive products! Stay tuned to my Facebook page for details!

Books make TERRIFIC holiday gifts and Fantastic stocking stuffers!

The NEW Online Store will make personalized book mailings easier and much more efficient.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

KOBO BLACK FRIDAY SALE: The Best Is Yet To Come ON SALE!

The Kobo Black Friday Sale
is running
Friday, Nov 29th through Monday, Dec 2nd!

My short story collection, The Best Is Yet To Come is on SALE!

Click this link: www.kobo.com on Nov 29th for details and to pick up your copy and SAVE!
#writemind

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

AVAILABLE NOW!

The Best is Yet to Come, the New Short Story Collection by John F. Allen Cover Reveal!

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Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for the new short story collection The Best is Yet to Come by John F. Allen! A Kindle pre-order window is now open, so reserve a copy today! The Best Is Yet to Come will be available in print and eBook formats on October 17th!

Pre-order the Kindle Version at the link below!

Kindle Pre-order Link for The Best Is Yet to Come

Synopsis of The Best Is Yet to Come:

Featuring ten stories collected for the first time ever, The Best Is Yet to Come, presents nine years of creativity spun from the mind of John F. Allen. Action and adventure are ever present in these stories, but be prepared for some drama, horror, fantasy and science fiction as well.

This volume includes a holiday story, “An Ivory Christmas,” featuring Ivory Blaque, Allen’s bold heroine from his acclaimed urban fantasy series The God Killers, and the center of his literary universe, The Ivoryverse.

Also included are:

“Forest of Shadows” the debut of a fabled, ancient warrior named, Jaziri, Prince of Kimbogo Province.

You may want to think twice before venturing out into the dark woods of rural Indiana in “The Legend of Matchemonedo.”

A young, set assistant of a 50’s science fiction serial gets to embark on the journey of a lifetime in “The Adventures of Star Blazer.”

A young woman in late 1970’s Indianapolis, learns to be careful what you wish for in “HoodRatz.”

When a woman struggles to care for her ailing father, she discovers the truth behind her troubled past in “The Sweetest Autumn.”

Long ago, a noble samurai finds forbidden love with a beautiful, ebony skinned princess in “The African Princess.”

A mysterious, military operative is sent on a covert mission in Egypt, when he encounters an alien monster bent on revenge in “Lazarus.”

Forty years ago, a young boy discovers that family means everything in “The Chocolate Malt.”

The Best is Yet to Come also features the special bonus short story, “Witch Way is Up.”

Explore the words of John F. Allen today!

PERSONAL RENEWAL

It’s March.
We’re already into the 3rd month of 2018 and you may find it odd that I’m talking about resolutions.
I’m not referring to the hollow New Year’s traditions which most people make with earnest intentions, but usually fall short and say, “Well, there’s always next year!” No, I’m talking about PERSONAL RENEWAL. It’s about real, attainable and determined change.
It’s taken me years to come to this point in the road of my journey and I can’t afford to turn back, backslide or waste another moment or squander any opportunities I’ve been blessed with. At nearly a half century in age, time is of the essence.

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So, starting yesterday, almost a week before you’re reading this, I came to recognize that there will be some extensive changes in what I do and how I do it.
This not only applies to my writing career, but also to every facet of my life. In fact, the changes started much earlier, but I am now starting to take stock of them regarding my writing.
To my loyal readers, expect more from me, expect better from me and expect more of me.
To those who may be joining me at this point in my journey…stay tuned, TBIYTC (The Best Is Yet To Come)!!!