Becky Allen Books

YA fantasy writer. Not a morning person.

  • Freed by Flame and Storm

    Introducing Book Two: FREED BY FLAME AND STORM

    Book Two’s title and cover are finally revealed! They were shared at Hey Teen Books Hey last night – along with an interview about the books, libraries, and more. Click through to find it…but I’m gonna share the cover here, too. ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL??? I love the new color scheme, and I looooove that Jae…


  • A Year in Writing: 2016

    In early January, I usually take a minute to reflect and write a blog entry about the past year. I’m not doing that this year. To be honest, most of 2016 is kind of a blur to me, and the election overshadowed pretty much everything else — up to and including my book release. It…


  • Princess Leia

    Leia, Rey, and Me

    I have always had this habit of mentally rewriting stories I love to be about the female lead. If you were to hear me describe the plot of Disney’s Aladdin, you’d be pretty sure it should have been titled Jasmine. When I started binge-reading fantasy novels in middle school, man, the Belgariad was tedious until…


  • Post-Release Roundup

    Hey hey hey! Today marks a full week that BBB&S has been out in the world — wow! I get a little thrill every time someone tells me their copy has arrived, and I hope if you pick it up, that you’ll dig it. A few reviews have come in. Aside from the Kirkus review…


  • Hardcover, audio, ARCs. Maybe I will use them to build a fort.


    It’s here. Wow. A little under two years ago I first posted on Facebook that my book had sold. I just snuck a glance back at that post (which involved a little bit of profanity and a lot of capslock) and a friend who’s known me pretty much my whole life commented, “I know this…


  • BBB&S promo

    It’s Almost Here! Roundup and Teaser

    LOOK WHAT JUST ARRIVED!!! The CD copies of my audiobook! It's nine hours, eight discs, read by the ridiculously talented January LaVoy. I can't wait to listen! (Uh… Does anyone have a CD player I could borrow…?) #YAfantasy #YAbooks #bookstagram #BBBAS #audiobooks A photo posted by Becky (@allreb) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:20am PDT…


  • BBB&S mini-teaser

    Bound by Blood and Sand Mini-Teaser and ARC Giveaway!

    Today is August 11th. That means we are a mere two months away from the release of BOUND BY BLOOD AND SAND. And I thiiiink that means it’s just about time to kick things into gear over here and make sure you all know some pretty rad things.



    Five Months! Also, Welcome

    Some tweets from earlier today: Hey, psst. BOUND BY BLOOD AND SAND comes out SIX MONTHS from TODAY. Add it on Goodreads, if you're so inclined! — Becky Allen (@allreb) May 11, 2016 FIVE months. I'm good at writing, bad at counting, turns out. — Becky Allen (@allreb) May 11, 2016 … So…


  • writing notes

    Fun With Numbers, or, One Year Writing

    I’ve tracked my writing in various ways for years and years – but generally only in sheer number of words drafted, which (I’ve mentioned before) has always led to me feeling as if I’m not making progress when I do anything but draft, and that is no good! So in late January 2015, I decided…


  • Looking Back, From Pit to Peak

    Well, here we are at the beginning of a shiny new year. As I’ve said in previous years, I don’t really tend to make resolutions. I’ve found they don’t really work for me. When I’m ready to make a change or do something I need to, I just do it; trying to force myself to…