I began writing romance novels after my wife tragically lost her battle with brain cancer. I had always been an avid reader and frequently had plots running through my mind; however, I never intended to write. Then one story idea was stuck in my head for two weeks so I decided to write it down merely to excise it. However, writing became much more than that.
That idea became one of my first three books and now I’m writing book number fourteen. I already have notes enough to write the next two books after that. In fact I have plots, titles, and notes on dozens more possible story lines for future short stories, novellas, and novels.
I write the same kind of stories I enjoy reading: steamy hot and sexy ones with a handsome hero and beautiful heroine who have adventures along the way, and, of course, a happy ending.
I started writing just for my own enjoyment and satisfaction, but it has become my pastime and hobby. Even the necessary research is fun. However, when I mentioned to people that I was writing now, they asked the standard question, “Are you going to publish your books?” My sexy romp novel, One Night and One Day, is my first foray into publishing.
In 2016 I started my own website, blaineallenauthor.com. I periodically post a blog about writing and my books. I also post new free short stories (or longer) for anyone who has registered on the website.
I lived most of my life 40 miles west of Chicago but now make my home in the Illinois Quad Cities, only a mile from the Mississippi River. After four years in the US Navy on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic Fleet, and two college degrees, most of my career was in logistics and supply-chain management.
When I’m not writing I’m reading, walking, or biking along the river, or doing something fun with my two grown children and my six grandchildren. I always have my voice recorder with me to capture new thoughts and ideas for future books.