About the Author

Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, where he began writing when he discovered an old portable typewriter in his back closet. The ribbon still had ink in it. He wrote some teeny-tiny stories, maybe less than two hundred words, which he still has somewhere. It took longer to find the keys for a sentence than it would have taken to write the story longhand.

He finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he became a full time father, writing when he could for a while, but eventually giving up writing altogether for about three years. It was easier when Darcy started play-group and school. In 2003, he became a full time writer again, when Darcy went off to college, also at Pomona.

He has published nine novels  (six of which have been re-issued by ReAnimus Press), several short stories (mostly for the Elf Quest anthologies), five non-fiction books on computers (he's completely self-taught, and it probably shows), and a number of articles, columns, reviews, and so forth, also concerning computers (written in language even he can understand).

Under his own imprint, Ogden House, he has published Stroad’s Cross; Sturgis; Dead Hand; Slaves of War; Freefoot (his collected stories for Blood of Ten Chiefs); A Closet for a Dragon and Other Early Tales; and Cat Tales, Reminiscences.

Currently, Allen is still working on his epic heroic fantasy (3000 pages, 800,000 words); a pseudo-Lovecraftian novel; a pseudo-steampunk faerie story; and has other projects in hand.

Allen has been running his version of a writers’ workshop at various conventions for more than thirty years, and has had some success, since several people have not only finished but sold stories they started in the workshop, and a couple have even won awards. He also runs a plotting workshop, an interactive lecture, which  is a lot of fun, and which people have found helpful.

Allen is a member of SFWA.

 

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