P.J. Allen’s fictional writing began in 2004 when she stumbled across an article about a particular practice the U.S. and the U.K. used in conflicts that has serious consequences far beyond its use in battle. She decided to write a novel, Deadly Untruths (published in 2008), about how important investigative journalism is to keeping citizenry aware of what a country does with tax payer dollars, especially when a country decides to engage in war. Her second novel, The Yeti Quotient (published 2011), tells the story of a miracle herb that can provide lifesaving support to millions of people across the globe and the fight for control by profiteers and the people in government who facilitate their greed. Her third novel, Lies Beneath Ellicott City (published 2015), is about a teenage boy who is learning to become an intrepid journalist like his uncle. Together, the two of them investigate a recently murdered John Doe, found buried on the grounds of the haunted Patapsco Female Institute, leading them to uncover the greed and desire for power behind the crime. P.J. Allen’s next novel, Dead Reckoning in Frederick, depicts paranormal investigations by the Dulany Team that lead to the discovery of an insidious activity perpetrated by one of Frederick’s own residents.
I have been fortunate in that I and my husband, Howard Williams, have worked in development most of our adult lives. This has led to working and living in numerous countries across the globe including in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Our work with people from these different locales has been enriching in so many ways. And the friends we have made and stayed in touch with over the years just adds to this tapestry of new and wonderful perspectives and insights into how other people live, their values, their outlooks, their families and their friendship. I hope that my books honor them as much as they may provide insights into the dynamics in each storyline.