Welcome to the official website of best selling author Allen Renfro. Allen is the author of eight novels: Weeds in the Sidewalk, Rogue, Superstitious, Ambiguity, Bridge Water, Snap, The Raised, and The Falling.
Allen makes his home in Knoxville, Tennessee and is a native Tennessean. A graduate of Tennessee's oldest college, Tusculum, he frequently appeared in the small press and underground zines of the early to mid 1990s. A published poet and artist, he has tackled controversial subjects and is making a name for himself in dark fiction. He marked his return to the world of fiction with the publication of his first novel The Raised in October of 2011. In April of 2012 the psychological thriller Snap was released to rave reviews. Deemed one of the most original and controversial works of fiction in years, Snap is an unapologetic look at hate, revenge and religion. The Falling, released January, 2013 continues the story of the Morrelini family and the consequences of Nicolas' actions in The Raised. Bridge Water, released in August of 2013 begins the mysterious and humorous story of Detective Derek Cooper and his relationship with fellow officers, friends and the neighbor's cat. Ambiguity continues the story of several Bridge Water characters in a shocking and controversial murder mystery. Inspired by the scary stories told around campfires and the dinner table as a child, Superstitious marks Allen's debut into young adult thrillers that appeal to everyone of any age. In August of 2015 Allen released his most controversial novel to date with the erotic thriller Rogue. Always seeking to challenge his own insecurities and push the boundaries of fiction, Rogue delves into the sexuality of southern Alpha male types behind closed doors, revealing the dynamics of sexual exploration and the secrets often told to mask a man's true feelings. 2016 brings new excitement to Allen's book catalogue with the upcoming release of his eighth novel Weeds in the Sidewalk.
Visit the website often for updates on future projects, and bulletins on book signings, readings and other activities. Catch up on his day to day life by reading his blog, Allen's Life.
To purchase or download any of his novels please review the right column for purchase options. All of Allen's novels are available in all eFormats and are currently available in trade paperback at all major online bookstores around the world.