Curses of the Witch Queen, Preludes of the Witch Queen, These Lying Eyes, This Betraying Flesh

This is how it all went down. . . and cover reveal.

Perhaps you may have noticed that Song of Sorrow (my novella that is a prequel to Rapunzel) was published on Friday.  Here's the cover, because I love it. Luuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee it, if you will.   When I was on vacation at the end of November, I decided to cram in a round of NaNo.  That's right,… Continue reading This is how it all went down. . . and cover reveal.

Mina, Preludes of the Witch Queen

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!!

What's that you say?  Your new book is here? Yes!  That's exactly where it is--here in the digital life--where you can download it easy-peasy over at So what's this all about, you ask? It's a fairy tale story.  If fact, it's the story of Rapunzel's parents, Fallow and Adin. Once upon a time, when… Continue reading It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!!

Preludes of the Witch Queen

Coming Sooooooonnnnnn…….

The Shadow Kin possess great abilities.  They can sense secrets, foretell your future, and sometimes even control the shadows themselves. But even the Kin aren't immune to fate.  For Fallow, the future promises nothing but sorrow.  Armed with only the mystical red cloak of the Shadow Kin, she is determined to conquer what's ahead and choose… Continue reading Coming Sooooooonnnnnn…….

These Lying Eyes

Now Available: These Lying Eyes by Amanda A. Allen

Wait! That's me. That's my book. Me, it's me.  It's me.  I wrote a book.  Like for realzies.  I wrote it.  I re-wrote it approximately 7004 times.  I even paid an editor and rewrote it a time or two after that.  I had it grammar checked.  I rewrote it again.  My good friend formatted it.… Continue reading Now Available: These Lying Eyes by Amanda A. Allen


What do you find scary?

I've been thinking about this for a while.  Not actually scary--like public speaking or death or heights or what not.  But fictional scary.  Silence of the Lambs, ghost stories around the camp fire.Scary to me?  That part of Signs with Mel Gibson when the alien's fingers curl up from under the pantry door.  The piece of The… Continue reading What do you find scary?

Family, Foster Parenting, Mina, These Lying Eyes, Vancouver/ Portland

The Crazy Train

Here's the thing about the mass, mound, bunch, lot, assemblage, mess, pack, and swarm of crazy ruling my life.  It's too much.  It's just too much.  Somehow I haven't yet collapsed.  My mom and I have a no break-downs pact.  Here's what I have going: 1) My FiestyPants and BoyBlue are being transitioned home to… Continue reading The Crazy Train