C.W. Allen (she/her) is a Midwestern transplant to rural Utah, where she serves on the board of 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.
C.W. Allen (she/her) is a Midwestern transplant to Utah's West Desert, where she serves on the board of 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. Relatively Normal Secrets is the winner of the 2022 Gold Quill award, being named the best 2021 children's book by a Utah author, and was NetGalley's most popular children's audiobook of 2022. 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
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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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Relatively Normal Secrets Gold Quill Award press release
Print Interview by The Avid Reader (September 15, 2021)
Guest article "The Perks of Writing Holidays" (November 7, 2021)
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)
Awards: Gold Quill Award winner, Eric Hoffer Award middle reader runner up, First Horizons award finalist,
Whitney Award nominee, Cybils Award nominee, Readers' Favorite starred review
Tales of the Forgotten Founders (Cinnabar Moth Publishing, expected publication summer 2023)
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
Awards: Bronze Quill Award winner
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, 2022) buy link
Ancestry Data Conglomerate anthology: "The Platinum Option" (FIGID Press, 2022) buy link
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