Before I was "Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dylan Allen", I was a lawyer who was unhappy at work and a bookworm who wanted nothing more than to get lost in stories I loved. I've always written for myself as a creative outlet, but in the year leading up to my 40th birthday, I decided to do something that had always been on my bucket list...write a book.
I'm not an independently wealthy person and had no intention of leaving my career. I didn't think it was even possible to make a living writing the stories that lived in my vast and dynamic imagination.
That book, now called Then Came You, was so warmly and broadly received that I decided to write another. And then another... And two years after I accidentally found this amazing career, I left my job and went all in on my dream.
It hasn't been a smooth journey. It's been full of volatile ups and downs. But, it's been the most rewarding and exciting thing I've ever done.
My favorite part of this job is connecting with my readers. I'm so honored by the kind and interesting people who read my work and reach out to connect to me.
I write compelling, dramatic, emotional romances with exceptional, diverse characters you'll root for and never forget.
I'm a self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, I loves creating stories where under dogs find a love worth fighting for. When I'm not writing or reading, eating, or cooking, I indulges my wanderlust by planning her next globe-trotting adventure.
I was born in Accra, Ghana, raised in Houston, Texas, and finds that home is where my heart is.
I'm a proud graduate of Tufts University, Howard University School of Law, and the London School of Economics. Nearly twenty years ago, I married the love of my very own book boyfriend and together we're raising two wonderful sons who are the light of our lives.
I believe in the power of dreams and know that nothing is beyond our reach if we're willing to work hard and step out of our comfort zone to grab it.
I hope you find hours of entertainment and joy in my books!
Thank you for being here.