Sally Allen

Freelance writer/author

Award-winning writer with a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry. Skilled in Journalism, Storytelling, Proofreading, Teaching, and Social Media. Author of "Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers."

I write about books, authors, and the reading life. My mission is to encourage reading to cultivate empathy, deepen connection, and complicate our understanding of human experience.

United States of America



Author Sally Allen Suggests 10 Twists on the Same Ole Book Club

I love books. I love reading them, collecting them, talking about them, writing about them. I've even been known to hug a book, now and again. I am that person who is forever...

10 classics to read when the world seems bleak

AUG 28, 2016 - Sally Allen is an award-winning author and Ph.D. who has taught at prestigious universities, including her current position at Post University in Connecticut. Her...

Yoga Digest

5 Health Benefits of Reading | Yoga Digest

Have you ever disappeared between the pages of a book and felt the anxieties of your immediate world fade to the edges? You emerge, 25 or 50 or 100 pages later, feeling renewed,...

Education News

Reading Classic Literature for Fun and (Personal) Profit

By Sally Allen Every day around the world, thousands of people who boast little to no scholarly training in art history walk into museums. Despite this potential absence of...

Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Details Published on Friday, 03 February 2017 19:44 Written by Sally Allen Jason: There are hundreds of great books in here ranging from the classics - Wuthering Heights - to...

Westport, CT Patch

Kicking it Old School

When my son was in preschool, he and I frequently participated in the Westport Library's storytime programs. The featured stories-usually starring merchandising-friendly...


Flip the Page: 10 Must Read Books by Women, For Women

OK so the first rule about lists of this kind is that they're never definitive. There are simply too many excellent books by women, for women for a list of 10 to hit on...

Brain, Child

Ten Classic (and Destined to Become Classic) Books to Read Aloud with Tweens and Teens

By Sally Allen When it comes to reading to young children, advocacy abounds. I stumble on at least one article on the daily - whether in a magazine or newspaper, on a blog or...

Education News

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Indeed

Predictably, the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the rehearsal script for the play of the same name currently running in London, generated passionate fervor not...


10 Novels that Represent the American Experience Contributed to By Sally Allen

Growing up between two cultures, Greek and American, heightened my awareness, from an early age, of America not only as a physical place but also a shifting, continually...