Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated fron Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he became a full time father. In 2003, he became a full time writer again, when his daughter, Darcy, went off to college, also at Pomona.
He has published nine novels, several short stories, five non-fiction books on computers, and a number of articles, columns, reviews, and so forth, also concerning computers (written in language even he can understand).
Currently, Allen has an epic heroic fantasy (3000 pages, 800,000 words) with an editor; a vampire (no twinklies) in submission, a bizarre haunted house story that is far too long, a haunted village story, also too long, and other projects in hand.
Allen has been running his version of a writer’s workshop at various conventions for nearly thirty years, and a plotting panel, which people have found helpful, and has recently added a plotting workshop, which is also well received.
Allen is a member of SFWA.