About Mary Allen

Mary Allen is the author of The Rooms of Heaven, a literary memoir published by Alfred A. Knopf and Vintage Books, and has received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for work on another memoir, Awake in the Dream House.   She has been a writer, editor, and writing teacher for over thirty years. She has taught in the Nonfiction MFA program at the University of Iowa, in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and in many other venues. She is currently a full-time writing coach, helping writers at all levels, in locations all around the world, achieve their writing dreams. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

You can email Mary Allen with questions about her coaching at AwakeintheDreamHouse@gmail.com.