Idabel Allen


Idabel Allen is the author of smart, compelling and fantabulous fiction including Headshots, a short story collection, and two soon to be published novels.

Adverse to all things things mediocre, mundane, or simply put, garbage, Idabel's fiction incorporates Bradbury's imagination, Steinbeck's compassion, O'Conner's bite, Welty's humor and Faulkner's genius.

Originally from Tennessee, Idabel migrated north to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop and has been ice jammed in Iowa ever since.

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The Roaming Mortician
Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Washed up and wasted, punk's poster-boy, Slade Mortimer, is on his last leg. Running from everyone and everything he ever knew, Slade descends on Moonsock, a small town in west Tennessee, desperately seeking an inheritance and a chance at a new life.
WANTED: The Roaming Mortician
Price: Free! Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Follow NYPD's not so finest as they track down punk's poster boy, suspect #1 in mob girl's tragic death!
Price: Free! Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This short story collection is loaded with shotgun blasts that deliver the goods on life in all its pain and glory. Inside, a boy learns how hard it is to be good in post war Mississippi, a father teaches his beloved daughter her place in the world, and an elderly doctor makes the ultimate sacrifice on a dying planet. All this, plus plenty more to keep an avid reader’s head engaged.

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