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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
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.
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)
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.
& 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')
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)
News, news, news! (for posts from previous years, check
out my News Vault
been a few weeks since the publication of
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
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
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:
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.
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."
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
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!"
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
better way to ring in the New Year than with two new
publications? Yes, I'm very happy to announce that both
Digital Now and
Writer's Primer are available in print and Kindle from
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:
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