About Anne R. Allen

Anne R. Allen is a multiple award-winning blogger and the author of 13 books, including the bestselling Camilla Randall Mysteries. She is co-author, with Catherine Ryan Hyde, of How to be a Writer in the E-age: a Self-Help Guide.

Anne’s latest nonfiction book is The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors. Her latest Camilla Randall comedy-mystery is Googling Old Boyfriends.  Both are published by Kotu Beach Press.

She blogs with New York Times million-copy seller Ruth Harris at “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris,” and has a book blog at “Anne R. Allen’s Books.”

Anne is also an actress—the veteran of over 50 stage and film productions—and the former artistic director of the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.

Anne R. Allen’s Books

No Place Like Home: The Camilla Randall Mysteries #4

Comedy with a conscience. A laugh-out-loud mashup of romantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire: Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L. Sayers. Perennially down-and-out socialite Camilla Randall a.k.a. “The Manners Doctor” is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong, but she always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way. Usually with more than a… [Read More]

So Much for Buckingham

This comic novel—which takes its title from the most famous Shakespearean quote that Shakespeare never wrote—explores how easy it is to perpetrate a character assassination whether by a great playwright or a gang of online trolls. It’s a laugh-out-loud mashup of romantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire: Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L. Sayers. Perennially down-and-out… [Read More]

The Queen of Staves

Music blogger Ronzo never dreamed that giving an unfavorable online review to the Leftenant Froggenhall band would destroy his life. But he can only escape the band’s gruesome persecution and threats to his loved ones by faking his own death and living as a homeless dumpster-diver. He’s forced to hide his blossoming relationship with bookstore… [Read More]

Googling Old Boyfriends

The Camilla Randall Mysteries are a laugh-out-loud mashup of crime fiction, rom-com, and satire. Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L. Sayers. Perennially down-and-out socialite Camilla Randall–a.k.a. “The Manners Doctor”–is a magnet for murder, mayhemand Mr. Wrong, but she always solves the mystery in her quirky, butoh-so-polite way. Usually with more than a little help from her… [Read More]

How to be a Writer in the E-Age: A Self-Help Guide

The e-reader has changed publishing in ways few people could have imagined less than a decade ago. When even seasoned professionals are baffled by seismic changes in the industry, how can an author cope? Catherine Ryan Hyde, #1 bestselling Amazon author of 30 current and forthcoming books including the iconic Pay it Forward, and Anne… [Read More]

The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors

An easy-does-it guide to simple, low-tech blogging for authors who want to build a platform, but not let it take over their lives. An author blog doesn’t have to follow the rules that monetized business blogs do. This book teaches the secrets that made Anne R. Allen a multi-award-winning blogger and one of the top… [Read More]

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