Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, finished high school in Tucson, AZ, and graduated from college, in Claremont, CA, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full-time writer. In 1986, he became a full-time father. He became a full-time writer again in 2003, when his daughter, Darcy, went off to college.

He has fourteen published novels, two collections of short stories, and a reminiscence about his life with cats.

His epic heroic fantasy, The Black Ring (six volumes) has been published by Double Dragon. A Thing Forgotten, a pseudo-victorian faerie novel, was published in 2019. He is working on The Empty House, a bizarre haunted house story that is far too long; a cycle of stories about the Star Kings; and other stuff.

He has been running his version of The Writers’ Workshop at conventions for over thirty years. He also runs a Plotting Workshop, which has been well received, for more than ten years.

Allen is a member of SFWA.