Allen White was born in San Bernardino California. His father worked at Cal Tech, and was an avid consumer of science fiction film and television. Allen was influenced early on by this, and exhibited a very active imagination. He went on to study illustration and graphic design, but dropped the arts to pursue a career in writing.
White is most influenced by Roger Zelazny, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury. He is an avid reader of the genre, and dreams of a time when human kind might finally reach the stars.