Welcome to the author page of Russell Allen

 

Who am I?

Russell Allen

I am a husband and a father of 2 that started writing several years ago. With the birth of our first child, born with multiple heart defects, I set aside my books hoping to be able to return to them once again when the time was right. Several things have happened since then getting in the way of my return to writing. After being diagnosed with a tumor January of 2020 and finding out it may be cancerous I began to have regrets. My biggest regret was letting the bad things in my life stand in the way of finishing my story. So here I am finishing the project I set out to do and share it with the world! Thanks for being a part of this, I hope to be able to bring much more down the road!

 

What Inspires Me

         There are several inspirations in my writing, from books I've read, to the movies and video games I've played throughout my life. One of my favorite authors growing up is Brian Jaques. His Redwall series transported me to another world, and allowed me to feel like I was there. His ability to tell a story without having to reel you in with a huge hook. The stories pull you in by making you feel like you're the character and every chapter keeps you reeling for more, to the point that you can't put down the book no matter how late it gets. I love the story arcs of video games like Doom, Xenogears, Uncharted, and Wolfenstein. The ability to transport you to other lands and have a great backstory, instead of trying to hook you with fun gameplay. To me the story has to have a lot of heart in it to be able to fully invest my attention into it. I also love the imagination and talent put into animes. A few of my favorites include Van Helsing, Full metal Alchemist, Outlaw Star, and Death Note. All of these stories not only have twists and turns, but they really make you sit back and think about the choices you make in life and the consequences that come from those choices.

 
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My Goals

My goal is to write a story that not only transports you to another world, but also pulls at your heart. There will be love, loss, twists, turns, and surprises. I want you to feel what my character feels and be able to empathize with them. I'm not looking to make a huge profit, but to more or less break even. What I do make off of the books will be used to put up for future heart surgeries for my son, as well as donating to programs that help kids who go into the hospital be able to cope, and that may never get to go home.

 

Xenonanite Titan

Kickstarting Fall/Winter 2020

Check out the latest work from Russxplode Studios: Books With Heart. Xenonanite Titan is a Science Fiction novel that contains a comic book feel. There's love, loss, twists and turns, and the birth of a savior spanning the reaches of space. What happened to Raziel Stevens to turn him into the man you see? Find out in book one coming soon!

 

Book Illustrations

Art by Stef Wilson, Wendy Steen Shaner, Chris McJunkin, Ed Williams, David Faught, Jason Seaux, and Finn Edwards "Finny the Great"

Stef Wilson
Wendy Steen Shaner
Chris McJunkin
Chris McJunkin
Finn Edwards
Ed Williams
David Faught
Jason Seaux
Jason Seaux

 
 
 

" My goal is not to get rich off of writing, but to bring joy and spark a fire within the hearts of my readers"

Russell Allen

 

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