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For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done, or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.

Background Information


It was the early 1970’s. Jeffrey Allen was attending Boston University where he was majoring in history with a minor in set-design and fine-art. However, uncertainty, restlessness, and tuition woes got the better of him. After a one year hiatus, in the form of a nationwide hitchhiking trip,

Allen returned home and began the task of assembling his art portfolio so he could apply for acceptance into the Rhode Island School of Design. Discouraged by his father, and in need of income, he took an apprenticeship position as a cabinetmaker. Within a year’s time, Jeffrey had achieved journeyman status and was named foreman of the cabinet company were he was working. Still committed to nurturing his creative talents, Allen left that position in order to attend Millersville State University where he was an honors graduate earning a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural design and industrial arts education.

Allen taught school for two years while working toward his Masters degree at Temple University. Again, restlessness took over and Allen left his fledgling teaching career and went to work for a respected architectural woodworking company in northeast Philadelphia. There he gained his status as a master-cabinetmaker. In 1981, he created his own architectural woodworking firm. By 1984, Allen’s company had grown to be one of the most highly regarded shops in eastern Pennsylvania, employing over twenty people. With remarkable creativity and a feel for emerging technologies he expanded his business to offer full design services and residential electronic integration.

In 1996, Allen received his fifty ton US Coastguard captain's license and followed that with extensive sailing adventures and chartered voyages. In 2006, Allen was awarded the Colonel Holt Business Achievement Award. In 2007, he sold his Architectural woodworking business, and in 2009 published his first novel, Gone Away, Into the Land.

Today, Mr. Allen lives in New Bedford, MA. He is a teacher of writing on the College level, a fellow of the National Writing Project at Penn State University, and professor of Luthier Studies at Northampton Community College. Jeffrey Allen is a frequent lecturer on subjects as wide ranging as architectural design, writing and publishing, the philosophy behind his new novel, Gone Away, Into the Land, or his unique style of integrating relevant social issues into Magical Realism.



Birth Place
New Bedford, MA USA

President of Honorary Fraternity - Epsilon Pi Tau.
The Colonel Holt Business Achievement Award 2007.
United States Coastguard 50 ton captains licence
Fellow of the National Writing Project/Penn State University.
Professor/Northampton Community College, Luthier Studies. GoneAway, Into the Land accepted into the High School English curriculum at two Senoir High Schools (so far) and is in the libraries of the Middle Schools within the same districts. Also on the shelves of countless public libraries.

Additional Information

GoneAway Into the Land was published by Strategic Publishing in late 2009. Allen's new novel, In the Absence of Shadows will be published by Strategic Publishing group, and should have a release date of December 8th 2011. Then, get ready, because Jeffrey B. Allen has been working on the sequel to GoneAway. Yes, the evil villain, Mengus, and his beady eyed accomplice, NikHart Maraska, are back.

Contact Information
Jeffrey B. Allen LLC
511 East Third Street 
Behtlehem PA 18015   USA
Contact Author: Jeffrey B. Allen
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Jeffrey B. Allen
“My journey is my journey, how can you comprehend, That what becomes the truth for me is one I cannot lend, Or even simply give away, because it is of me, It is of me, and me alone, not him, not her, not thee, A private part of who I am and what I represent, Impossible to understand from where your journey's sent.” / there downlooad my 50 page promo booklet
Using his own unique style and voice, Jeffrey B. Allen with GoneAway Into the Land has really stretched the limits of the traditional fantasy novel. Shifting in and out of fantasy, Allen cleverly intertwines the theme of child and spousal abuse with a land of the unknown.

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Lehigh Valley Examiner
Allen is the National Examiner for architectural design in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsyvania

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