She is home to Great Plains and even greater rivers, shining towns and people of soul. Her winters are ice-chest bitter, her summers alive with thunder and twisters. Deserts and dust-devils, cottonwoods and corn fields all sing the harmonies of gospel, the melodies of country and the rhythm of the blues, in this church of love and loss. Hers is a bright light slowly fading. She is America’s Heartland.
These are her stories.
Heart Land is DB Allen’s first full length novel — a novel of inter-connected stories spanning generations. The stories are set in Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri and South Dakota.
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Heart Land is available as an eBook from Amazon.
The paperback will include pencil drawings by the author, and will be available late 2014.
D.B. Allen writes contemporary stories about human relationships in our complex modern world. DB is passionate about characters and spirit, as well as landscape and the way our environment helps define who we are.
D.B. Allen’s second novella is out!
What do you do when you discover you’re not the person everyone thought you should be?
Your parents. Your friends. Your town.
How can you be yourself, when you don’t understand who you are? And how do you describe the beauty of a rainbow, when you’re the only person who can see it?
The Rainbow Blindness is a story about self-discovery, love and loathing, set against a background of great beauty and looming darkness.
Drew’d seen this new guy around. Kieran was his name. Melbourne guy. A fellow loner. Spent lunchtimes in the library or down in Ms Gibberson’s art studio. Word soon spread. Rumours became fact. Marcus Carty and his mates had already thumped Kieran up a week or so ago. He was new. He was quiet and shy. He was arty. They decided he was probably a pillow-biter. So they beat him up.
Drew knew what it felt like to be on the end of those fists. What it was like to be an outsider. You could pretend you didn’t care, but there were always times when you did. When it hurt. When you wondered why the hell you weren’t like the rest of them. He felt Kieran’s hip brush against his, as the taller boy sat, and each time Dunzie wound the bus into another bend in the road. Subtle contact. Warmth. Something like a promise. Kieran was a handsome young guy. Strong, in his way. The kind of man Drew would see in his dreams. He felt nervous.
The Rainbow Blindness is the second novella in the Modern Relationship series. It is approx. 17,000 words and available as an eBook from Amazon.
DB’s first novella, Aiden’s Alibi is also available at Amazon.
From all of us at Silky Oak Press, congratulations to DB — for writing a story that
” … merges the harshness, subtlety and beauty of both the human & natural world.”
a cop trilogy
From the author of the new thriller WHITE, three linked stories about maverick cop Sergeant Collins.
He’s old school. Bender of rules. Breaker of bones.
They don’t make cops like Collins any more. And maybe that’s a good thing.
You be the judge.
Available as an ebook from Amazon, Apple and Kobo.