Allen Pollens

Biography

"Starfish Chronicles" is my third fiction offering in nine months. It is middle-grade-reader fantasy and follows two adult science fiction books, "Creator, Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Epic, Earth’s Human Behavior Confronted" and "Alternative Lives, To Sleep Perchance to Dream...Another Life." In addition, “Superhero, Chronicles of Blue Knight Adventures,” book length fantasy for young adults, is just days away from publication. "Starfish Chronicles" is currently available in paperback and for Kindle at Amazon.com.

My main retirement interests are travel, photography, and writing. My high-tech work life included hardware engineering on the front end, software engineering on the tail end, and 25 years of sales and marketing in between. Future writing projects include adult science fiction, “The Story Teller” (or “Conjurer” … I have not decided yet). There is much else awaiting my attention: Butterphant stories for younger children; Lorna’s Legacy, adult novel based on true events; Sales – Honing the Craft, non-fiction.

I have been telling stories my whole life. My children and grandchildren were ready audiences who assumed I could deliver a new story on demand and generally, I did.

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Books

Audrey’s Undersea Adventures with Sammy Starfish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
There's something for everyone... a real mermaid for girls, some pirates for the boys, and fun for everyone in "Audrey's Undersea Adventures with Sammy Starfish."
Superhero - Blue Knight Episode I, Dark Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Captured and held prisoner by The Artiste in the initial episode, Blue Knight dwells on how his alternate identity, Roger from Nebraska, came to Chicago to fulfill his destiny. Thus, readers are treated to the Superhero origin story. While each episode stands on its own, Roger/Blue Knight evolves with the new challenge each escapade presents. He values relationships at Rosie's Rooming House.
Awakening To The Lost Grandeur Of Ancient Egypt - Crocodile God Pharaoh, Sobek II, Confronts 4000 Years of Decline
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A Tutankhamen exhibit affects archeology professor, Dr. Alberto Rodriguez. His efforts in New Mexico and Arizona don't measure up to Carter's 1922 discovery of Tut's tomb. Alberto stifles his obsession until he reads of another lost Pharaoh in Egypt. Throwing caution to the wind, he draws his friends with him into an escapade of possible hardships and danger. When Egypt calls, he has to act.
BOFFO BUTTERPHANT - Small Creature Adventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Have you wished you could know the world of small creatures? What if a magical creature with the body of an elephant and the wings of a butterfly, a butterphant, offered to make it possible? Boffo is born out of the ordinary cocoon of a butterfly when Lindy pines for her missed chance to go to the circus. Boffo offers to take her on an adventure ... one that turns out to be very exciting.
Al’s London & Dublin Holiday
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
Join Al on his London and Dublin holiday. Witness Al’s day-to-day trials and joys. Be with Al In London as he revisits some of his favorite places from past trips and when he takes a ride on the London Eye and visits Regent’s Park. The best is yet to come when Al visits Ireland for the first time. Be with him as he discovers all that is special in Dublin and its outer environs.
Conjuror - Living the Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,930. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
An extraordinary storyteller evolution has taken place deep in a Mexican Yucatan jungle. Its introduction into the outside world threatens significant consequences. Freelance writer Maureen Connor’s journey to find a teller of stories, as in ancient times, puts her on the path of kidnapping thieves. She also comes upon the Conjuror, who relates tales in which listeners live in the story.
Creator II - Human Behavior Explored
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,930. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Professor Jeffrey Lerner Travels into the Past to Uncover Basic Flaws in Human Behavior. “Creator II – Human Behavior Explored” adds an exciting dimension to original “Creator” story. The Guardians of the Universes summon historian Jeffrey Lerner to an important meeting. He accepts a mission to uncover the origins of irrational human behavior that has led to endless wars and other violence.
Alternative Lives - To Sleep, Perchance to Dream … Another Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Life changing events surfacing in extended sleep study threaten to change everything. Subjects in sleep stasis chambers exhibit astonishing and dangerous effects. Original objective seeked cures for sicknesses not yielding to conventional medical treatments. Extraordinary results are unexpected. Military wants control of processes. Researchers must find a way to undo the jeopardies created.
Creator - Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Epic, Earth’s Human Behavior Confronted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
EARTH’S HUMANITY FACES ERADICATION IF REQUIRED CRITERIA ARE NOT MET! Historian, Thomas Scribner, is granted a 25-year opportunity to save the species. He recruits helpers, and establishes a foundation as he embarks on his quest to save humankind. Scribner also develops and conveys a message to people around the world concerning the very real threat to their existence.
Superhero - Chronicles of Blue Knight Adventures - Updated Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,660. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When eighteen-year-old Roger leaves the family farm in Nebraska to seek his destiny in Chicago, he has no way of knowing an encounter with the wizard Merlin will render him a superhero. Roger experiences surprises and trials as he discovers the powers of his Blue Knight alternate identity. The action begins as intruiging adversaries challenge Blue Knight in Chicago, New York City and Hawaii.

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