Allen Donnelly

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author, Enthusiastic Geek and Spouter of Nonsense!

This is the official website of the science-fiction/fantasy novelist, Allen Donnelly.
It is the repository for info about books, poems, general geekery and stuff about baking

All About Me

A man rapidly entering middle-age (who has definitely not just turned 40, dammit!), Allen enjoys writing, reading, photography, gaming and dressing up like...actually, no, you're not ready for that yet.  We'll settle instead for a picture featuring one of his many woollen jumpers.

Woolly of both jumper and brain

He lives in north west England, in the picturesque and frequently rain-soaked town of Kirkby Stephen, and has recently left his job and embarked on a full-blown midlife crisis that involves trying to make his living as a novelist! When he's not haplessly chasing his delusion, Allen can usually be found in front of the computer, playing games such as World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, DCUO (okay, that one's actually on the PS4 but it amounts to the same thing), Hearthstone and many others.  There may also be some booze involved.

Occasionally, he even writes stuff...


But he's not alone, oh no, for he has his faithful companion, the mighty Midge - a small, elderly Jack Russell in possession of a bewildering array of strange smells and odd noises. 


Snippets of random info (not a complete list and in no particular order)!

  • Favourite TV shows: Firefly, Buffy, American Gothic (remember that?), Spaced, Black Books, Dukes of Hazzard (see below), Game of Thrones, lots of Anime (Attack on Titan, Full Metal Alchemist and so on)
  • Favourite authors: Terry Pratchett (the guv'nor), China Mieville, Trudi Canavan, Isaac Assimov
  • Favourite films: Blade Runner, Star Wars (the original trilogy, before Lucas started dicking about with them), Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead, The Bourne Trilogy, Ghost in the Shell, Lord of the Rings, Smokey and the Bandit, Wall-E, The Incredibles, Tangled (what, it's an awesome film!), Avengers, Serenity
  • Favourite season: Autumn - I'm a miserable, melancholic git
  • Favourite drink: coffee.  Or beer (proper beer).  Or wine (rosé for preference)
  • Favourite superhero: Spider-Woman (it's just a thing of mine, don't worry about it)
  • Favourite games: World of Warcraft, Portal, Red Dead Redemption, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, LittleBigPlanet, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, Mirror's Edge, DC Universe Online, Guild Wars 2, Skyrim, Guns of Icarus Online, The Last Of Us. It's possible I play too many games
  • Favourite car: 1969 Dodge Charger (yes, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard) - one day I will have one, it is my destiny.  Oh yes, it will be mine...