Allison Burnett

Biography

I was born in Ithaca, New York, while my father, also named Allison, was earning his doctorate in biology at Cornell. For the next ten years, my family traveled quite a bit as he moved up the professorial ranks. Aside from domestic travels, we also traveled abroad, for sabbatical leaves in Brussels and in Naples. When I was ten, my father was offered a job at Northwestern University. We moved to Evanston, Illinois, where I attended the local public high school and college at Northwestern.

At Northwestern, I acted in plays, while majoring in the Oral Interpretation of Literature. Soon, my writing was far more important to me than my acting. I graduated early and, at twenty years old, moved to New York City. The following year, I attended the Juilliard School as a fellow of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Program.

For the next decade, I worked as a legal proofreader and a high school tutor, while writing fiction full-time. As I was without an agent, my work went largely unread. In 1990, weary of struggle, I moved to Los Angeles to write screenplays.

Within a year of arriving here, I was making a living as a screenwriter, but, as I soon discovered, a living is not a life. I decided to return to my roots and write fiction, as well.

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Books

Death By Sunshine
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,360. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by Writers Tribe Books. Categories: Fiction » Urban
B.K. Troop gets out of his comfort zone (if such a thing is possible for him) in this "memoir" of his quixotic odyssey to the City of Angels. Offered a chance to have his first book made into a movie, Troop follows the tradition of prior literati who migrated west to sell their souls to the industry, itching to at last be rich and famous, while at the same time bemoaning their devil's bargain.
The House Beautiful
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 88,390. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by Writers Tribe Books. Categories: Fiction » Urban
The House Beautiful tells the story of a fateful summer when a young man named Adrian Malloy arrives at B.K.'s new colony for young, struggling artists, lugging a suitcase and dragging a garbage bag crammed with what B.K. presumes to be odes and sonnets. Overjoyed to have found a new poet, B.K. sweeps Adrian into his home and under his wing.
Christopher
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 97,250. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014 by Writers Tribe Books. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Debonair oddball B.K. Troop is delighted when Chris Ireland, a 25-year-old aspiring writer, moves into his apartment building. B.K. is convinced he can work his subtle charms on the younger man. Like any entertaining seduction yarn, things don't quite go according to the seducer's plan. Burnett captures the mid-1980s setting and the feelings of both his lovable, predatory narrator and his quarry.