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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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

    Today

    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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • BBB&S ARC

    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! https://t.co/Oa5ikyQNau — Becky Allen (@allreb) May 11, 2016 FIVE months. I'm good at writing, bad at counting, turns out. https://t.co/ld7BWpeW46 — Becky Allen (@allreb) May 11, 2016 … So…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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