JPC Allen Writes

Inspiration for Beginning Writers


Book Release

Book Release!


Not your Granny’s Christmas stories …

Step off the beaten path and enjoy six stories that look beyond the expected, the traditional, the tried-and-true.

Inspired by the song, Mary Did You Know? — a mother’s memories of events leading up to and following that one holy night. MARY, DID YOU KNOW?

A young woman seeking her own identity searches for the man who tried to kill her and her mother on Christmas Eve twenty years before. A ROSE FROM THE ASHES

Princess, tower, sorceress, dragon, brave knight, clever peasant — combine these ingredients into a Christmas-time story that isn’t quite what you’d expect. RETURN TO CALLIDORA

Anticipating tough financial times, the decision not to buy or exchange presents leads to some painful and surprising revelations for a hardworking man and his family. NOT THIS YEAR

Years ago, a gunman and a store full of hostages learned some important lessons about faith and pain and what really matters in life — and the echoes from that day continue to the present. THOSE WHO STAYED

A community of refugees, a brutal winter, a doorway to another world — a touch of magic creating holiday joy for others leads to a Christmas wish fulfilled. CRYSTAL CHRISTMAS

I’ll be doing a blog tour to promote the anthology at the end of the month, discussing how I was inspired to write “A Rose from the Ashes.” Below are the buy links.

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Mt. Zion Ridge Press e-pub, 24 Symbols, and Kobo.







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Book Release!

fullsizeoutput_8cI am so excited to announce the release of From the Lake to the River: Buckeye Christian Fiction Authors 2018 Anthology, which contains my country noir short story, “Debt to Pay”.

Below are the links where you can buy the anthology as well as the website for the publishing company and the Overdrive link for libraries. If you buy the book and like it, the one way to help all of us authors is to write a review for it. Another is to recommend it to friends. I think most people are more willing to try a book that a friend has recommended. If you want to tell me what you think of the anthology or my short story, please comment below.

Happy reading!

Mt. Zion Ridge Press


Barnes and Noble




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