Nathan Allen


A purveyor of nonsense that occasionally vomits out something profound.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first gave it a shot in my late teens, only to quit soon after when I discovered how terrible I was. Somehow I kept coming back to it, and I eventually figured out that with a bit of time and practice anyone could become half decent.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I came up with the idea for Horrorshow in 2012, and initially wrote it as a screenplay. I switched to writing novels (or attempting to) shortly after I finished that, with the hope of one day turning that completed Horrorshow screenplay into a book and finding a wider audience (i.e. more than zero people). I knew it would be a step up skill-wise, so I needed to get a few move novels under my belt before I was confident in tackling such a story.
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Where to find Nathan Allen online

Twitter: @NathanAWrites


Price: Free! Words: 89,330. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sometimes the best and worst ideas are difficult to tell apart.
Price: Free! Words: 84,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Evading a sociopathic skull-faced madman is one thing. Dealing with a desperate writer with delusions of grandeur is another.
The Decline of Morality and Impact of Violent Media on Impressionable Minds in a Post-Zombie Society
Price: Free! Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
A short prequel to The War on Horror II: Return of the Undead Menace.
The War On Horror II: Return Of The Undead Menace
Price: Free! Words: 98,870. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The world remains in a state of flux, but life in a post-zombie society goes on.
Hollywood Hack Job
Price: Free! Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three disparate and deranged tales featuring deluded narcissists, desperate wannabes, cunning fraudsters, lecherous vampires and sociopathic social climbers, in the city where dreams are sold and nightmares are conjured.
All Against All
Price: Free! Words: 66,420. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
One rule. One winner. One hundred million dollars. Everyone has their price.
The Cycle Of Violence
Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fraser Jaensch is about to learn that sometimes the punishment does fit the crime.
The War On Horror: Tales From A Post-Zombie Society
Price: Free! Words: 79,180. Language: Australian English. Published: March 9, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
What happens when the zombie apocalypse turns out to be a zombie aberration?

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Smashwords book reviews by Nathan Allen

  • Three Speeches on June 12, 2015

    Short, punchy, and gave me a good chuckle at the end. Nice work!
  • Siddhartha on June 12, 2015

    Nice work. Look forward to reading more.
  • The Post-Apocalypse Dating Guide on June 12, 2015

    Some handy hints that, let's face it, we will probably all have to use sooner or later. Trust me, the apocalypse is only a matter of time people!
  • Sleep When You're Dead on June 12, 2015

    Impressive! Well written, and I like the use of the second person pronoun throughout. Although I hope you weren't serious when you said that it's based on a true story!
  • Malcolm Maloney, World Wide Plague on June 13, 2015

    Great stuff! Smart and consistently funny throughout. (BTW: Paul couldn't have shot John since he died in 1967 and was replaced by a lookalike).
  • They Don't Exist on June 13, 2015

    Good story, characters were nicely drawn, and some excellent descriptive language. Tip: try to eliminate "began" wherever you can - e.g. instead of "His heart began racing again..." just write "his heart raced again". Also, watch out for repetition: e.g. "As her eyes looked around the room, her eyes caught..." Other than that, nice work!
  • Will Cosby Guide to Casual Dating on Aug. 13, 2015

    Hilariously inappropriate! Or inappropriately hilarious. One or the other. Or maybe both.
  • The Outrageous Obnubilation of Oscar Oaks Objectification of Orbs on Sep. 10, 2015

    Nice story, short and sweet.
  • The Ten Second Time Traveller on Jan. 15, 2016

    Very well done. I'm envious of anyone who can create a good story using only a small amount of words.
  • Dead Man's Shoes on May 07, 2016

    Nicely written, and good for a laugh. I can definitely relate to the bit about the arrogant driver!
  • Refuge on July 29, 2016

    Nice work. I liked the style, and the author achieved a lot with few words. I look forward to reading more.
  • The City Smells Like Death on July 29, 2016

    Really enjoyed this. Reminded me a little of 28 Days Later.
  • Tooth Fairy: A Very Short Horror Story on April 23, 2017

    Why do I get the feeling I'll be having that dream again tonight where all my teeth fall out? Thanks, Steve!
  • Graffiti on April 23, 2017

    Good story. Also a nice change to read something on Smashwords not riddled with spelling and grammar errors.
  • Pipe Smoke on April 24, 2017

    Nice and short, a well-written piece.
  • The Death of Samuel Hersch on July 14, 2017

    You really know how to leave the reader wanting more! Very well written, thanks for the read.
  • It's Still Good on Nov. 03, 2017

    Funny, dark and weird - all the things I like!
  • Gin on April 02, 2018

    Very well written short piece. Well done!
  • Everyone is Free on April 04, 2018

    Nailed it. Really sums up the world we're currently living in, and the direction we're heading. This could be expanded into a larger 1984-style story.