Greetings fellow authors and avid readers alike! My name is J. S. Allen. I am an author based out of Kansas City, MO. My interests cover a broad spectrum of subjects, though my specialty is novel-length sci-fi/fantasy (particularly that involving anthropomorphic animals). In nonfiction, I tend to stick to ancient and military history, as well as an occasional scientific article. My only previous publications consist of five pieces in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the MCC Longview periodical Shorelines, as well as other small pieces for various online venues since. The purpose of this weblog is to provide updates on forthcoming books, events, etc., but also to promote discussion of writing-related topics (including the occasional book or film review), as well as to provide my own insight on such matters based on my personal experience. Posts will probably be irregular, but I will try for at least one every week. At the very least, I’ll be sure to provide a monthly update on my writing and publishing progress. Anyway, that’s about it for now. Hopefully this will turn out to be a fun and enlightening venture for all involved. Check back frequently for updates, or sign up to receive regular updates via e-mail. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back next Monday for my first real post regarding the writing process!