Anne Allen

Devon, England

I live in Devon, by my beloved sea. I have three grown-up children and my daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. I was born in Rugby, to an English mother and Welsh father. As a result I spent many summers with my Welsh grandparents in Anglesey and learnt to love the sea. My restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. I contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns. My other son lives in London which is great for city breaks :)
By profession I was a psychotherapist but long had creative ‘itches’, learning to mosaic, paint furniture, interior design and sculpt. At the back of my mind the itch to write was always present but seemed too time-consuming for a single mum with a need to earn a living.

My first novel, Dangerous Waters, was published in 2012. I have now retired as a psychotherapist, allowing me more time to write and my second, Finding Mother, came out in October 2013. The third in The Guernsey Novels series, Guernsey Retreat, was published in 2014. The fourth, The Family Divided, is due out by the summer of 2015 and the fifth is floating around my head :)

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