Michael Allen grew up between Virginia and Maryland. Moving back and forth many times in his life, he finally graduated high school at James Monroe in Fredericksburg, Va. in 1988.
But, four days later he was on the "Yellow Footprints" more commonly referred to as U.S. Marine Corps boot camp. Honorably Discharged in 1993, he would eventually begin college in 1995 after a few years of doing the "Hunter S. Thompson thang" as he so affectionately likes to recall those days.
A warehouse manager in Atlanta, Georgia, sand blasting bridge parts in Tupelo, Mississippi, a bouncer at a club in Maryland, just to name a few, Michael Allen exhausted all leads trying to see what he didn't see as a Marine. So, he entered into college and four years later finally earned his B.S. in English.
Taking a teaching job at Northern Garrett High School in Western Maryland, he soon found himself lost again. Through years of struggle and life altering changes, it was his voice that started to emerge.
A Danger to Society was Michael Allen's first novel about a man who becomes the victim of a case of mistaken identity. He finds himself pitted against the good 'ol boy network of Smallton, America. A fiction novel about the notions of law, crime and criminal behavior with a slight twist. Loosely based on a true story.
Finally launching his professional writing career, Michael Allen is the writer of over twenty books and over ten screenplays as a freelance ghostwriter. Eventually, he would go on to publish a children's book he wrote for his daughter when she was young. Realizing it was a great story to share with the world, he had it professionally illustrated and he put it on the market in 2011.
His latest work is Thoughts and Reconsideration: A Poetic Journey. With such favorites as "In Memory of an Angel," "My Broken Piano," and "I'm the Only," revisit the journey that Michael Allen has shared with us over the years as well as read for the first time the many poems Michael Allen has never shared in any publication anywhere. With thoughtful, and often comical, prose along the way, Michael Allen's poetic journey is one he wants to share with you and one he sincerely wants you to enjoy.