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James McAllen was born and raised in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn NY. After failing as a baseball player, Rock and Roll singer, Shakespearean actor and masked superhero, he decided to try his hand at writing. His first screenplay, Three of a Kind, was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Project Greenlight contest. Split Rock Road is his first published collection of short stories.

Split Rock Road was a winner of the 2014 IndieReader Discovery Awards.

His first novel, Pretentious, will be published in July, 2016.


James can be contacted at JimMcAllen@Yahoo.com.