Stefanie Allison

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Stefanie Allison has been an active member of the A Word With You Press community since 2010. She won her first contest in December 2012 with the “Ton of Bricks” contest. She has also successfully completed the NaNoWriMo challenge in 2017. She writes primarily fiction dealing with the paranormal and its various subjects—which includes her two novels-in-progress and her online blog, Spirit Ink. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from California State University, Long Beach. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Stefanie is our "Minister without Portfolio" meaning she will be putting her thumb in the dike as waters rise wherever she is needed. She will find and post articles that pique the interest of every writer, locate and post contests other than our own that you might want to enter, and specifically be your liaison to publishing gurus David Wogahn and Laura Roser. Found something to share with the community? Contact Stef at

Posts by Stefanie

The Envelope Is Mightier Than the E-Mail

"Sometimes, the old ways are best." --Eve Moneypenny, "Skyfall" (2012)

Happy World Poetry Day!

Is this going to be a federally recognized holiday yet?

Before Tonight Becomes a Memory: Our Sixth Annual Reunion

Is it too late to get a latte from Starbucks?

How A-Doll-Able…

It was time for me to Kafka up a new post.

Water in the Rocks; Finding Story Ideas

Blessed are those who thirst to create; for they shall flood the world with art.

Getting Nick Carraway-ed; Misreading The Great Gatsby

Because even your fictional friends can be bad for you, too.

Thorn Has an Issue…

Unfortunately, MY issues require tissues. And a therapist.

Fan Girling; the Value of Fan Fiction

Because we had to pass the time between episodes and concerts somehow.

S.C. Barrus?! That (Steam) Punk?!

How's THAT for an intro?!

Merge Ahead!!! KDP Print Vs. CreateSpace

Because free isn't always free...

On Writing by Stephen King: A Book Pondering (rather than review)!

Long live the King!!!

And Now for Something Completely Novel…

Monty Python puns for the win!