Roland Allnach

multi-award winning author of the strange and surreal
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Author Bio:

  Roland Allnach has been writing since his teens, but did not actively seek publication until 2007.  After working midnights at a hospital for more than twenty years, he has seen and experienced life from a different angle, a perspective he brings to his characters and stories. Though he works with different genres, both his inspirations and aspirations reside in classical literature and in portraying vivid characters in stories that continue to satisfy on repeated readings.

  Roland has had numerous short stories published, one of which was a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee. He has since shifted his focus to book publication, starting in 2010 with Remnant. This was followed in 2012 with Oddities & Entities, Prism (2014), and, in 2015, by The Digital Now and The Writer's Primer.

  Together, his books have been recognized with more than a dozen national literary awards, including National Indie Excellence Awards, Foreword Reviews Book Awards, Pacific Book Review Book of the Year Awards, Feathered Quill Book Awards, and USA Best Book Book of the Year Awards.

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Remnant

REMNANT is an anthology of three novellas within the speculative/science fiction genres.  The stories are linked in theme by characters seeking self-truth, redemption, and their moral center.   The novellas, in order of appearance, are: “All the Fallen Angels”, in which a convicted war criminal attempts to make peace with his past; “Enemy, I Know You Not”, in which a military officer that was captured and tortured tries to find his loyalty in an abyss of suspected betrayals; and “Remnant”, in which the survivor of a global pandemic is confronted with the prospect of making peace with his memories when other survivors attempt to bring him back from self-imposed isolation.

  Book information:

Format: Paperback, square bound, 8.9x6x0.6 inches, 216 pgs.
ISBN 10:
098462970X
ISBN 13:
978-0984629701
Publisher:
All Things That Matter Press
Publisher website:
www.allthingsthatmatterpress.com
Publication date:
November 2010
Available at:
Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble.com (also Nook), Tower.com

  Critiques and Awards:

** 'Finalist', Science Fiction category of 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards
**  Bronze Medalist, Science Fiction, 2012 Readers Favorite Book Awards
**  Award Winner - Finalist, Fiction/Science Fiction, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards

**  Bronze Medal, 'Short Stories', 2014 Feathered Quill Book of the Year Awards
-  Review by San Francisco Review. (Archived at host; review reproduced on this site here)
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Review by FeatheredQuill.com.
-  Review by RebeccasReads.com. (Host site closed; review reproduced on this site here)
-  Review by BookReview.com (the site has closed, but the review is archived on the 'Reviews' page).
-  Review by Readerviews.com.
-  Review by Foreword Clarion.
-  Review by Midwest Book Review.
-  Independent reviews, at Goodreads page for Remnant.

  Interviews regarding REMNANT:

-  Interview at Bestsllersworld.com here.
-  Interview at Feathered Quill, read it here.
-  Interview through Reader Views, hosted at AuthorsDen. Read it here.

  Resources:

View and/or print a PDF book fact sheet here.
View and/or print a PDF media kit here.
-  The files are also available for download
(right click the link, and 'Save Target As..').
-  An excerpt of Remnant is available here.

  PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print.  Reader is free for download from Adobe here.
  Please note Adobe, Acrobat, and Reader are all property of Adobe.

 

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Oddities & Entities

 

Oddities & Entities is an anthology of six tales within the supernatural/ paranormal/horror genres, exploring a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body.  The stories are: 'Boneview', in which a young woman struggles to balance her ability to see through people with the presence of a supernatural creature in her life; 'Shift/Change', in which a hospital worker struggles to regain his memory as he is confronted by a series of desperate people; 'My Other Me', in which a lonely college student finds himself displaced from his body by his alter ego; 'Gray', in which a frustrated man is stunned to discover a little creature has been living in his head; 'Elmer Phelps', in which a brother and sister find themselves linked in a strange reality by a bat bite in their youth; and lastly, 'Appendage', in which a cynical mercenary is hired by his son to protect a research lab on the verge of stunning discovery.

Book information:

Format: Paperback, square bound, 8.9x6x0.6 inches, 268 pgs.
ISBN 10:
0985006641
ISBN 13:
978-0985006648
Publisher:
All Things That Matter Press
Publisher website:
www.allthingsthatmatterpress.com
Publication date:
March 2012
Available at:
Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble.com (also Nook), Tower.com

  Critiques and Awards:

** Bronze Medalist, Horror, 2012 Readers Favorite Book Awards
** Finalist
, Paranormal, 2012 Readers Favorite Book Awards
** Award Winner - Finalist, Fiction/Horror, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards
** Award Winner - Finalist, Fiction/Anthologies, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards

** Bronze Medal, Horror, 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards
** Finalist, Short Stories, 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards
** '50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading' inclusion, 2013
** Winner, Horror, 2014 Pacific Book Review Book Awards

-  Review by Readers Favorite.
-  Review by Bestsellersworld.
-  Review by Cynthia Brian, host of World Talk Radio's 'Starstyle', read it here (Amazon page for Oddities & Entities, please scroll down to the reviews section)
-  Review by Reader Views.
-  Review by Pacific Book Review.
Independent reviews, at Goodreads page for Oddities & Entities.

    Interviews regarding Oddities & Entities:

-  Television interview on Lifetime's 'The Balancing Act'.  View here.
-  Radio interview on with NYT Bestselling author Cynthia Brian on 'Starstyle'.  Listen here.

Text interview with Bestsellersworld, read it here.

Listen to a podcast interview at Inside Scoop Live.

  Resources:

-  View and/or print a PDF book fact sheet here.
-  View and/or print a PDF media kit here.
-  An excerpt of Oddities & Entities is available here.
-  The files are also available for download
(right click the link, and 'Save Target As..').

  PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print.  Reader is free for download from Adobe here.
  Please note Adobe, Acrobat, and Reader are all property of Adobe.

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Prism 

From the back cover: “Prism presents the best of Roland Allnach’s newest stories together with his most acclaimed published short fiction.  These selected stories fracture the reader’s perceptions among a dazzling array of genres and styles to illuminate the mysterious aspects of the human experience.”

Prism collects seventeen stories into one volume, following a trail of diverse genres and narrative forms.  From literary fiction to speculative fiction, from humor to horror, from tragedy to mythical poetry, ‘Prism’ presents a wide ranging journey of contemplations on the human condition.

Book information:

Format: Paperback, square bound, 282 pgs. (Also available in Kindle)
ISBN 10:
0996041346
ISBN 13:
978-0996041348
Pub
lisher:
All Things That Matter Press
Publisher website:  www.allthingsthatmatterpress.com
Publication date: July 2014
A
vailable:
Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, All Things That Matter Press

  Critiques and Awards:

**Silver Medal, Short Stories, 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards
**Winner - Short Stories, 2015 Pacific Book Review Book Awards

- “Allnach delivers a wonderful collection of stories in ‘Prism’.”  Lisa Jones, Readers’ Favorite
- “The whole collection of stories is interesting and intriguing and sometimes even moving.” Ioana Marza, Readers’ Favorite
- “A timeless, exquisite collection of short stories that’s bound to leave you mesmerized and awestruck.  The collection is a masterpiece.” 
Rattan Whig, Reader’s Favorite
- “Allnach has a voice that speaks so loud readers lose themselves in the stories… A dazzling collection.”  Amy Lignor, Feathered Quill Reviews

--Three reviews in Readers' Favorite
--Review in Feathered Quill
--Review in Rebecca's Reads. (Host site closed; review reproduced on this site here)
--Review in Bestsllersworld
--Review in Pacific Book Review.
--Review in Hollywood Book Review.

  Interviews for Prism:

-- Radio Interview with NYT Bestselling author Cynthia Brian, host of 'Starstyle'. Listen to it here.

  Resources:

- View or print a PDF book fact sheet here.
- View or print a PDF media kit here.
- The files are also available for download
(right click the link, and 'Save Target As..').

PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print.  Reader is free for download from Adobe here.
  Please note Adobe, Acrobat, and Reader are all property of Adobe.

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The Writer's Primer:
A Practical Guide for Aspiring Authors Seeking Publication

From the back cover: "You know, I have a great idea for a story..."

Rapid changes in the publishing world have opened the doors to many writers who wish to pursue the adventure of publishing. What will one experience as an author? How does one seek publication, and what paths should be followed for marketing? With The Writer's Primer, Multi-award winning author Roland Allnach shares his knowledge and experieince and offers a chohesive, pragmatic guide fo those new to writing and publishing. For both new and experienced writers, The Writer's Primer illustrates the spectrum of possibilities in today's publishing world. 

Book information:

Format: Paperback, square bound, 214 pgs.
ISBN 10: 0996785426
ISBN 13: 978-0996785426
Pub
lisher:
Tabalt Press
Publication date: December 2015
A
vailable:
Amazon.com in print and Kindle

(Critiques, Awards, and Interviews are not yet available for this title. They will be included as they are released.)

  Resources:

- View or print a PDF book fact sheet here.
- View or print a PDF excerpt here.
- The files are also available for download
(right click the link, and 'Save Target As..').

PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print.  Reader is free for download from Adobe here.
  Please note Adobe, Acrobat, and Reader are all property of Adobe.

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The Digital Now

 

  From the back cover: "Just another day...

 In the dystopian urban grime of The Digital Now, Patrolman Carly Westing is jarred from her rough life to discover her reality is built on lies and veiled secrets. When the authority she once protected turns on her, her life is catapulted into a violent cat and mouse game of shifting perceptions. Will she remain a tool of the forces at work In the dystopian urban grime of The Digital Now, Patrolman Carly Westing is jarred from her rough life to discover her reality is built on lies and veiled secrets. When around her, or become their master and change the future? th

Book information:

Format: Paperback, square bound, 382 pgs.
ISBN 10: 099678540X
ISBN 13: 978-0996785402
Pub
lisher:
Tabalt Press
Publication date: December 2015
A
vailable:
Amazon.com in print and Kindle

Critiques and Awards:

** Silver Medal/Science Fiction, 2016 Feathered Quill Book Awards
** Finalist/Science Fiction, 2016 Pacific Book Review Book Awards
-- Three reviews at Readers Favorite.
-- Review at Pacific Book Review.
-- Review at Feathered Quill.

Interviews:

-- Interview at Pacific Book Review.

  Resources:

- View or print a PDF book fact sheet here.
- View or print a PDF excerpt here.
- The files are also available for download
(right click the link, and 'Save Target As..').

PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print.  Reader is free for download from Adobe here.
  Please note Adobe, Acrobat, and Reader are all property of Adobe.

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2017 Appearance and Event Schedule

March 25, Saturday, 11am - 4pm: Local Author Event at Massapequa Public Library, Massapequa, Long Island. I will be present signing books and I will also hold a thirty minute presentation based on The Writer's Primer.

April 22, Saturday 10:30am - 4pm: I will be participating at Lindenhurst Library's Poetry Festival. I will be signing books and I will also hold a presentation entitled "Beyond the Lines: Blending Poetry and Prose".

April 23, Sunday: I will be at LI Geek Con for an all-day author signing.

May 21, Sunday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at the Great Neck Street Fair, Long Island, NY

June 4: Sunday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at Port Washing Harborfest, Long Island, NY

June 17, Saturday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at Kings Park Day, Long Island, NY

July 1-2, Saturday & Sunday: I will be at Eternal Con for author signing, Nassau Coliseum, NY

July 29: Saturday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at Eisenhower Park Art, Craft & Gift Market, Long Island, NY

September 17, Sunday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at the Brooklyn Book Fair, NY NY

October 1, Sunday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at the Sea Cliff Mini-mart, Long Island, NY

November 18, Saturday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at East Islip Craft & Gift Fair, Long Island, NY

December 16, Saturday: I will be Long Island Author Group's Traveling Bookstore at the Selden Holiday Craft Fair, Long Island, NY

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2016 Virtual Book Tour Links

Latest Tour: The Digital Now
(coordinated by: Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours)

Monday, 2/1: A Life Through Books:  "Carly is a strong main character...great sci-fi novel and writing from Roland Allnach. The world he has created is so vivd...a strong and fast paced plot will keep you invested the entire way through.

Wednesday, 2/3: Texas Book Nook: "A fast and furious read...sci-fi but also had many other qualities lovable to readers of suspense, humor, and fiction in general."

Wednesday, 2/3: My Reading Addiction: "The plot is full of exciting twists along the way...the world that Roland Allnach has created is vivid and fun to become absorbed in."

Friday, 2/5: The Steamy Side: "The pacing and plot of the novel were very well done. There was plenty of action and it really kept my attention throughout!"

Friday, 2/5: The Indie Express: "Roland Allnach has created a wonderful new world for us to dive into. Wonderfully paced and multi-dimensional characters really set this novel up for success."

Monday, 2/8: Us Girls and a Book: "4.5 Stars...If you like books of programming and controlling the population by a select few, this will be right up your alley."

Wednesday, 2/10:  On a Reading Bender: "A Sci-Fi novel that really vividly sets the scene for the world and its characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and flow."

 
     
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