Allen Renfro is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of Tusculum College. A published poet and artist in the zine culture of the 1990s he considers himself a "fringe" artist. He is an admitted history buff, horror movie watcher and reader of fiction. He is the author of eight novels.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I actually do! I was in the sixth grade and it was an English writing assignment. It was about a dog that is left behind by his family and his struggle to find them again. It was an epic story written in less than a 1,000 words.
What is your writing process?
I think the writing process is different for each project but for me it usually starts with a basic idea and I allow the characters to take the story where ever it may go. I'm not one to have a rigid outline to follow although I usually have notes that lead me through the story. For a couple of my novels I didn't know how they were going to end until I got there. It really does reflect my passion about characters and allowing them to grow and develop on their own. They are the biggest drivers of my stories!
He was only nine years old when he survived an unspeakable crime, a crime so horrific it left him with no memory of what happened. Thoughts of revenge and the need for justice consume him and destroy his life. Dejected and left to fend for himself on the streets of Chicago, could his desire for justice lead him to become a serial killer?
FBI agent Sean Tyler has a job that affords him the ability to indulge his dark fantasies of seducing criminals before arresting them. When he is assigned a case in his hometown the past that he left behind comes flooding back. As he assists the police in their murder investigation the secrets of his life begin to reflect in the clues of the case. Can he face his past to stop a serial killer?
After surviving a tragic accident all Rachel Warrick wants is for her life to be normal again. Summer break is coming and that means spending lots of time with friends at the lake. There's so much to look forward to as she prepares for her senior year in high school. If only there hadn't been an accident. If only she could tell someone what really happened. If only someone would believe her...
The phone rings.
Will is glad he didn't go straight to bed after his shift. The call is probably Derek. After a night of bar hopping he’s probably too drunk to drive and needs a ride home.
At such a late hour Reverend Wallace wonders which elderly member of his congregation has died.
Nearly asleep Laura knows she shouldn't answer the phone in the middle of the night, but it could be her husband
Forced to come out of the closet to prove his innocence in a brutal murder, Detective Derek Cooper is warned by the police chief not to get involved in the case. Consumed with guilt, Derek knows he must unravel the secrets of his own drunken actions on the night of the murder in order to help find the killer.
Adam desperately tries to save his family through the blood of the second life. While he seeks the knowledge and understanding of the journey of the dead he senses a sinister presence watching him. Fearful for his family and his village he unknowingly summons the aid of all who have been changed by the blood. As "the changed" converge on the town of Kensington they have one purpose: revenge.
The country is petrified by a rogue criminal known as Killer Ghost who posts videos online of his brutal crimes. Danny, a desperate young hustler, is rescued and befriended by a stranger. Happiness is short lived when Danny realizes the stranger who is tormented by horrific events in his past could be Killer Ghost.
The Raised begins the epic saga of the Morrelini family. Endowed with spectacular wealth and influence the Morrelinis arrive in post Civil War America and unleash a horror they cannot control. Spanning centuries The Raised is a story of revenge, betrayal and the supernatural. In their world of secrets there are some who are determined to make sure the truth stays dead.