Trina Allen is a longtime writer whose stories have appeared in magazines such as The Dead Mule, Chiron Review, Word Catalyst, Dana Literary, Luna Station Quarterly, and Thunder Sandwich. Her story, “Good Game” was a finalist for the 2011 Eric Hoffer Award. A former fiction editor and Web developer for Pig in a Poke Online Magazine, she is a founding member of the fiction writing critique group, Storytellers Unplugged.

A former science teacher, Trina develops educational tests to support her writing habit. She gets paid to read young adult literature as part of that job. Kind of perfect.

Her greatest learning and growth in life have come through loss. Five years ago, Trina lost her daughter to an overdose and then her husband and grandson a year ago.

Trina lives in Cary, North Carolina. When she isn’t writing, watching movies or reading thrillers, you will likely find her hiking at local parks, swimming or working out at the gym.

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