SPOTLIGHT ON: Marian Allen


How did you get involved in the upcoming Imaginarium convention?

Stephen Zimmer said, “Let me know if you’d be interested in this project I’m thinking about,” and I said, “Whatever it is, I’m interested.”


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is a science fiction comedy of bad manners.


Quick description of it.

A holovision comedy star is determined to become part of an exclusive social group to prove to herself she’s “made it” but, when she accompanies them to a planet where slavery is legal, she has to decide who she really is and who she really wants to be. Plus: slapstick.


Something unique about it.

Cannibals and wiseassery


Links for people to buy it.

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Your short Bio.

Marian Allen was born in Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in rural Indiana. For as long as she can remember, she has loved telling and being told stories. She writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, horror, mainstream, and anything else she can wrestle into fixed form.

Allen has had stories in on-line and print publications, on coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Her latest books are the SAGE fantasy trilogy and the science fiction novel SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING from Three Fates Press.

She has pages on FaceBook, Twitter, GoodReads, Google+ and LinkedIn and she posts at the group blog Fatal Foodies on Tuesdays and monthly on The Write Type.


“Imaginarium is an entire convention centered on creative writing taking place September 19-21 in Louisville KY, featuring over 140 panels and workshops organized into 12 categories.  Over 130 professional guests will be featured in the programming, covering all aspects of creative writing in the worlds of books, eBooks, screenplays, comics/graphic novels, and even game design.  All of it is set within a fun, convention atmosphere that includes activities like a Masquerade, gaming room, film festival, and more.  Please visit for further information.”