About Sally Allen

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Welcome! I am a freelance writer, speaker, and author on the topics of books and reading. (Please click here for more information about specific topics I cover.)

I hold a PhD from New York University in English Education and a MA in English Language and Literature. My research area is influence. For my dissertation, I studied the relationship between writers and their sources. My book, Unlocking Worlds, considers how my experiences have influenced my reading tastes and how my reading has influenced the way I experience the world. Currently, I’m exploring the influence of ancient Greek mythology on contemporary literature for both children and adults.

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