About The Author Allen Mitchum is a thriller author and practicing attorney living in the Washington, D.C. area. An avid reader of fiction from a young age, he has written creatively on and off for the past 20+ years. Fiction and non-fiction that involve history and domestic and international politics are of particular interests to the author.
When not practicing law, writing or reading, Allen enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and traveling. Influences include authors J.R.R. Tolkien, Clive Cussler, Michael Crichton, and John Grisham, along with the Hardy Boys, filmmaker Sergio Leone, classicist Victor Davis Hanson and the television series South Park. The idea for his first novel 28 Pages, was born out of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The failure of the U.S. government to hold the primary supporters of the terrorists accountable, the Saudi Arabian government, and the U.S. government’s irresponsibility in protecting the Saudi Royal Family, provided an opportunity to combine Allen’s long burgeoning desire to write a commercial novel combined with controversial political themes. He set out to demonstrate through a work of fiction, though inspired by true events, the threats posed to the United States by the Saudis and their various allies. Five plus years later, 28 Pages is the result of that passionate goal. Allen is presently working on a second novel involving certain themes from 28 Pages. He also plans to create a series around one of the characters from 28 Pages.
Allen's first published novel, 28 Pages, was selected as a semifinalist in the in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012 Contest. Five Question With Allen Mitchum Q: What is your favorite book? AM: The Silmarillion
Q: Who is your favorite author? AM: Michael Crichton
Q: What is your favorite movie? AM: Once Upon A Time in the West
Q: What is your favorite food? AM: Crab Cakes
Q: Favorite Vacation Spot? AM: Kiawah Island, South Carolina