Lex was born in San Marcos, Texas and raised in the cities of Corpus Christi and Austin. At 17, he began an extensive military career with the U.S. Army that took him to Germany. There, he met his wife, raised a family, and remained after redirecting his career into a civil service position with the U.S Department of Defense.
During these same years, he performed as a semi-professional musician across much of Europe. In 1996, he wrote and recorded fourteen songs with MCP Records in Austria that led to accolades from the European Country Music Association as "Best Band and Best Album.". He still performs classic rock, oldies, country and pop cover tunes with an acoustic trio in small clubs and at private parties.
In 2012, Lex left his civil service career to pursue his life-long passion for writing fiction. He writes novels and short stories that are pseudo-metaphysical, science fiction, and fantasy, horror and/or paranormal (non-romance) thrillers. Publication of the three books that comprise the Imagine Trilogy culminated a five-year long labor of love, frustration, and success that are really only the beginning of what he hopes will be a long writing career. In days gone by, when Dan Brown was king, these types of novels were labeled "religious conspiracy." The term is 'out' as they say, but the books are still 'in' and as popular as ever.
Lex's life motto is Carpe Diem (Seize the Day), as well as Carpe Somnium (Catch Your Dream).
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by Lex Allen
Published: December 29, 2015
A collection of horror / paranormal stories. Caution - Several of the stories in the "Lovably Dead" collection contain explicit language and adult situations.
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The Woodman book 1 (The Roads of Hell)
on Feb. 17, 2014
Author G.H. Bright has written an excellent post-apocalyptic novel that resonates with verisimilitude and true to life characters. Set in a fictitious version of the United Kingdom, the story begins after a global outbreak of a mutated Ebola virus that killed a very large majority of the world’s populations.
Duke Woods, aka The Woodman, is among the few survivors. A loner, who had lived most his life in the woods with his father, Duke is an unforgettable character that starts this story as a seventeen year old boy and almost immediately, circumstance and violent life or death situations make him a man. Duke is a gentle soul with strong personal beliefs and a stalwart defender of good against evil.
The primary antagonist in this tale is the Black Pope, as vile and degenerate as any monster ever created. The long approach to the battle between Duke and the Black Pope—the struggle between black and white, good and evil is a study in the extreme poles of human characteristics and traits, weaknesses and faults.
The storyline is populated with characters that are as every-day and as real as any you’ve met on the street, in your neighborhood or among your family members, and because of this the reader can easily empathize as they face hard and oftentimes almost unbelievable challenges to survive.
The Woodman is a story of war, death and the struggle for power in a world gone crazy; but it’s also one of love, the goodness of humanity, survival and the urge to rebuild a new society. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy post-apocalyptic stories, as well as adventure, action and thrilling suspense.
What I Did This Summer by Davey Fitz
on Dec. 06, 2016
Not so many months ago, I read for review Mr. Golvach's "Bloody Gullets," a collection of some of the most eclectic and macabre stories you can imagine. As I rated (5 Star) and wrote the review for Reader's Favorite International Book Awards, I felt a distinct comparison to an author that I'd loved to read in my youth, but couldn't pin it down.
Now, after reading "What I Did This Summer by Davey Fitz" the name of that author popped into my head. I haven't the literary background to point out why or how I have this sense of deja vu while reading Mr. Golvach's stories, but I distinctly feel Edgar Alan Poe in the room.
Siding With Plato
on Aug. 17, 2017
Plato’s “Love is a serious mental disease” sparks the story “Siding With Plato” by Michelle Manning into a rollicking fun tale that melds women’s fiction, coming of age, and romance into humorous adventure of life and love at the University of Texas-Austin campus.
Lead character Brooke Aarons is a smart young woman on a mission, but not so obsessed with her goals that she ignores the fun things in life and love, although love isn’t high on her agenda. With her new girlfriends—Kate, Darci, and Stella, the story takes on a college level “Sex in the City” ambience, sans heavy sexual innuendos, that will have you laughing out loud. College alumni will relate to scenes described in “Siding With Plato,” but those who have not attended college will also recognize and enjoy the situations and scenes that drive the story forward.
Manning is adept at realistic dialog and characterization. She has the experience and intuition necessary to create real to life situations and characters that are easily relatable and, each in their own way, unforgettable. “Siding With Plato” is among the best of this genre I’ve ever read and, with her first novel, Michelle Manning has established herself as an authoress with a brilliant future.