Press Kit

SHORT BIO:

 

C.W. Allen (she/her) is a Midwestern transplant to rural Utah, where she serves as a chapter president and newsletter editor for the League of Utah Writers. She writes fantasy novels for tweens, picture books for children, and short stories and poems for former children. Keep up with her latest projects at cwallenbooks.com.

LONG BIO:

C.W. Allen (she/her) is a Midwestern transplant to Utah's West Desert, where she serves as a chapter president and newsletter editor for the League of Utah Writers. She writes fantasy novels for tweens, picture books for children, and short stories and poems for former children. She is also a frequent guest presenter at writing conferences and club meetings, which helps her procrastinate knuckling down to any actual writing. Her debut novel Relatively Normal Secrets, a middle grade speculative mystery, was published by Cinnabar Moth Publishing in 2021. The Falinnheim Chronicles series continues with The Secret Benefits of Invisibility (2022) and Tales of the Forgotten Founders (2023). Keep up with her latest projects at cwallenbooks.com.

APPEARANCES AND INTERVIEWS

 

To invite C.W. Allen to speak at schools, writing conferences, and conventions, or arrange an interview for podcasts, blogs, or media articles, please contact her at cwallenbooks@gmail.com.

MEDIA LINKS

 

Audio Interview on The Writers Triangle (September 3, 2021)

Print Interview by The Avid Reader (September 15, 2021)

Guest article "The Perks of Writing Holidays" (November 7, 2021)

Relatively Normal Secrets book talk video for students on Flipgrid

Audio Interview on The Writers Triangle (June 5, 2022)

Print Interview with author Deborah-Zenha Adams (June 8, 2022)

Guest article "Writing Middle Grade: The Power of In-Between" (June 14, 2022)

Print Interview by Books in the Hall (June 15, 2022)

Video Interview on E Train Talks (June 15, 2022)

Guest article "Create Your Own Masterclass: Reading with a Student's Eye" (June 17, 2022)

PUBLISHED WORKS

Novels

              Awards: Eric Hoffer Award middle reader runner up, First Horizons award finalist, Whitney Award nominee,

          Cybils Award nominee, Readers' Favorite starred review

  • The Secret Benefits of Invisibility (Cinnabar Moth Publishing, 2022)  buy link  blurb and cover art

  • Tales of the Forgotten Founders (Cinnabar Moth Publishing, expected publication summer 2023)

     

Contributor

  • Body Be Gone anthology: "Mum's the Word" (Tesseray Publishing, 2020)  read free online
         Awards: Body Be Gone grand prize winner

  • Inkpot literary journal: "The Raven's Way" (2021)  read free online

  • Anthology of Hope: "Lullaby for the Weary Grown" (Glass Spider Publishing, 2021)  buy link

  • Strong at Broken Places anthology: "Saturday Magic" (LUW Press, 2021)  buy link

  • Red Rocks in My Socks anthology: "Rules for Hunting Jackalopes" (OdieGroup Press, 2021)  buy link

  • Art and Sedition anthology: "All in a Day's Work" (LUW Press, Fall 2022)

Photos

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