Anne was by profession a psychotherapist until she picked up her pen in 2006 and wrote her first novel, Dangerous Waters. She had been spurred on to write by winning a writing competition run by Prima Magazine, for a 500 word true-life story. Anne has since written three more books, forming The Guernsey Novels series.
Anne's a late-comer to writing, having only started in her, ahem, middle years, (assuming everyone will live to 100 from now on, yes?). She often had the 'itch' to write but was focused on her career as a psychotherapist and bringing up three children on her own.
Then some years ago she was a reluctant entrant (pushed by her mother!) into a writing competition run by Prima magazine. They wanted a True- Life story and she won the first prize of £500 ☺ Deciding that writing wasn't such a bad idea, she wrote her first novel, Dangerous Waters, a romantic mystery and eventually published it in 2012.
Now retired as a therapist, she has devoted more time to writing, publishing her second novel, Finding Mother in 2013; the third, Guernsey Retreat, in 2014; and the fourth, The Family Divided in 2015. A fifth, Echoes of Time, is due out in 2016.
A restless soul, she's moved around quite a bit, as far south to Guernsey and then Spain, learning that the sea is part of her soul. She now lives in Devon to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Happiest in warmer climes, her ideal would be to spend part of the English winter somewhere warm, possibly Spain, to recharge body and soul. So, if and when she writes that bestseller…!
Books by Anne Allen
by Anne Allen
Louisa finds her mother, Susan, dying after a brutal attack and Susan has time to tell her she may be in danger too. Louisa has to find the father she has never known in order to warn him. She tracks him down to an elite health centre in Guernsey and slowly learns the family's secrets . . . .
by Anne Allen
A tale of love and loss set on the beautiful island of Guernsey, Dangerous Waters follows Jeanne Le Page's unwilling return to the place she knew unbearable tragedy 15 years before. Recently traumatised by the end of a long-term relationship, Jeanne has also had to deal with the death of her beloved grandmother, whose old cottage she has inherited. She uncovers an unexpected secret and the truth behind the old tragedy. . .
by Anne Allen
Nicole Oxford has always known she was adopted and until now it hadn't been an issue. But when she faces the end of her marriage, thanks to an unfaithful husband, she decides it's time to find her natural mother, thereby helping Nicole to understand who she really is. Her journey takes her from England, to Spain, Jersey and then Guernsey, unearthing family secrets along the way.
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