Roland Allnach

multi-award winning author of the strange and surreal
www.rolandallnach.com

 

PLEASE NOTE: This website is currently undergoing major reconstruction. This may cause some pages to display erractically and some links to be nonfunctional.

 

Welcome!

  My name is Roland Allnach, and my passion rests with the written word. I've published short stories in various genres, but I'm better known for my critically acclaimed books. Whether your reading interest is short stories or books, feel free to follow the 'Books' and 'Short Stories' menus above to read book excerpts, stories in full, and essays on the creative processes for each of my published words. I also believe in giving back to fellow authors. If you are an author, or considering to be an author, my 'For the Writer' page has a list of publication topics for both short stories and books.

  And what's my story? They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  As an author, it's a little ironic that perhaps the best way to relate my aspirations, inspirations, and aims is through the following televised interview:

 

 

  My taste for the written word is eclectic, as my short stories attest.  If there's a general feel to my fiction, it's a sense of the surreal, with some 'darkness', most often portraying strange people in perhaps even stranger circumstances.  My aspiration is to craft compelling characters in stories of sufficient depth to deliver additional insight upon repeated readings.  As an author, I try to think of how a story presents itself not only on the initial read, but on a second or third reading as well.  If you're a reader looking for well crafted literary narrative, rich characters, and have an interest in genre fiction - whether it be horror, the paranormal, the supernatural, science fiction, fantasy, some humor, or even mainstream - I welcome you to sample my writing. 

  I keep a casual, conversational tone on this site, but the tone of my fiction can be quite different.  I update on a regular basis, and highlight areas I've added, revised, or expanded in the news posts below.   

   For autographed copies of my books, visit the Bookstore right here on this site.

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Remnant is an anthology of three novellas spanning the science fiction and speculative genres.  Published in 2010, Remnant has gone on to place in the National Indie Excellence Awards, Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, and USA Book News Best Book Awards.

"A nearly perfect gem of sci-fi." (ForeWord Reviews)


Available at ATTM Press, Amazon, Kindle, Barnes&Noble.


Also available in audio book from Amazon and Audible.

A PDF excerpt of Remnant is available here. (Requires Adobe Reader, download here.)

Check out the Reviews page for more acclaim for Remnant, or drop by the Remnant page for a look into the creation of my debut book.

 



 

 Oddities & Entities is an anthology of six stories spanning the paranormal, supernatural and horror genres.  Published in 2012, Oddities & Entities has gone on to place in the Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, USA Book News Best Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards.

"The stories are gritty, gruesome, bewitching, and beautiful." (Cynthia Brian, NY Times Bestselling author, host of World Talk Radio's 'Starstyle')


Available at ATTM Press, Amazon, Kindle, Barnes&Noble.


Also available in audiobook from Amazon and Audible.


A PDF excerpt of Oddities & Entities is available here.  (Requires Adobe Reader, download here.)

Check out the Reviews page for more acclaim for Oddities & Entities, or drop by the Oddities & Entities page for a look into my second book.
 

  Prism marks my third book and, as with my transition from Remnant to Oddities & Entities, I once again made an effort to explore new literary territory - while holding on to familiar places.  Prism is a combination of my published short stories (as of 2014) and several new pieces.  Covering a wide range of genres and narrative styles, Prism is intended to showcase my narrative range.

** Just announced:  Silver Medal, Short Stories, 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards!

"The compilation is a masterpiece."  (Rattan Whig, Readers' Favorite)

Prism is available at ATTM Press and Amazon (print and Kindle).

For more on Prism, check out the Prism page for a look into my third book.

Check out the Reviews page for more acclaim for Prism.
A PDF excerpt will be available soon.

 

All titles are published courtesy of All Things That Matter Press.

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Other places to find me:


  Questions or comments about my writing?  Email me:   fiction@rolandallnach.com

  Visit me at:  I have a variety of material at Authors Den that in effect mirrors my own site here.  So if you came here from Authors Den, welcome.  If you want to go straight to my personal Authors Den page, click here
  Visit me at:  
LibraryThing.com
  Visit me at: Goodreads

 Visit me at:  facebook, at my page, www.facebook.com/roland.allnach
 For book clubs, visit me at: Book Club Reading List

 Check out my blog at: rafictionzone.blogspot.com 
 

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News, news, news!
(for posts from previous years, check out my News Vault archive)

 

February, 2016

  It's been a few weeks since the publication of The Digital Now, and I'm very pleased to have received some very flattering market reviews from Pacific Book Review and Readers' Favorite.  Both sites have bestowed their Five Star recommendations.

  In addition to opening to some great reviews, I'm happy to report that over the first two weeks of February I will be on virtual book tour with The Digital Now, hopping around the blogosphere. Tour dates and stops can be found at the dedicated page at Reading Addiction tours. 

  Last but not least, after many delays I've finally been able to start fixing up the old website. I've been rebuilding and loading pages one by one, so don't be alarmed if you click on a page and notice a difference. Following more modern web design aesthetics, I've gone with a more streamlined look. This is a large ongoing project, so please excuse me if some links are broken. 

Book tour stops:

Monday, 2/1: A Life Through Books:  "Carly is a strong main characters...great sci-fi novel and writing from Roland Allnach. The world he has created is so vivd...a strong and fast paced plot will keep you invested the entire way through.

Wednesday, 2/3: Texas Book Nook: "A fast and furious read...sci-fi but also had many other qualities lovable to readers of suspense, humor, and fiction in general."

Wednesday, 2/3: My Reading Addiction: "The plot is full of exciting twists along the way...the world that Roland Allnach has created is vivid and fun to become absorbed in."

Friday, 2/5: The Steamy Side: "The pacing and plot of the novel were very well done. There was plenty of action and it really kept my attention throughout!"

Friday, 2/5: The Indie Express: "Roland Allnach has created a wonderful new world for us to dive into. Wonderfully paced and multi-dimensional characters really set this novel up for success."

January, 2016

  What better way to ring in the New Year than with two new publications? Yes, I'm very happy to announce that both The Digital Now and The Writer's Primer are available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

  As is my practice, I have established a book page for The Digital Now and The Writer's Primer. Please go ahead and take a look deeper into both books. 

  For either book, visit my Amazon author page to place your order!  Happy reading for 2016!

 

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  For older news posts, I've archived them on a separate page in an effort to keep the homepage here as tidy as possible.  So, if you're interested in how things have gone on a month to month basis, grab a flashlight and venture into The News Vault.

 

  Site launch: June 2010
 
Last update: February 2016

 

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