About Sally Allen

Pic of me by Jess
This picture was taken by my friend Jessica Collins. Besides being a great photographer, she is a fellow book lover, which is how she knew I would smile enthusiastically if she filled the frame with books. 

In my life, I have won an inheritance and lost it. I have travelled through time and to the other side of the world. I have solved murders, experienced storybook romances, and discovered alternate universes. Which is to say: In my life, I have read. Academic tomes and romance novels, murder mysteries and classic literary fiction. Newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and lots of product labels (but rarely user manuals).

Currently, I’m endeavoring to read all the English translations of Homer’s The Odyssey. Let’s see how far I get.


I hold a PhD from New York University in English Education and a MA in English Literature.  As a consultant, I work with readers and writers and speak and write about books and reading (please click here for more information).

Here I am talking books with Marcelle Soviero, Editor-in-Chief of Brain, Child Magazine:

2 Replies to “About Sally Allen”

  1. Hi Sally, we met briefly at Staples USPS today. Found a review of your book and this truck me as being so true. “Where I have found comfort is in remembering that meaningful choices and what I do with the books I read matter more than racing toward a finish line, reading as much as I can, as fast as I can.” Books – There are piles on my floor, on selves and in my kindle. I will not get to them all, yet I keep adding. I look forward to reading yours. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thank you for the kind words. 🙂 And ah, that is a familiar feeling. I often say I have enough books to last for a lifetime of reading, and I somehow continue accumulating more (and sometimes more than one copy of the same one!).

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