Bio

Allison Brennan believes life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Allison is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen thrillers and numerous short stories. Reviewers have called her “a master of suspense” and RT Book Reviews said her books are “mesmerizing” and “complex.” She’s been nominated for multiple awards, including the Thriller, RWA’s Best Romantic Suspense, and Fear No Evil won the Daphne du Maurier award. She currently writes two series—the Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan thrillers and the Maxine Revere cold case mysteries.


Author Photo

Photo of Allison (Photo by Brittan Dodd)


Vital Statistics

NAME: Allison Brennan
HOMETOWN: Elk Grove, California
BIRTHDAY:
September 29
MARITAL STATUS:
Married
CHILDREN:
Five
HIGH SCHOOL:
Menlo School, Atherton, California graduated 1987
COLLEGE:
UC Santa Cruz (1987-1989)
FORMER CAREER:
Legislative Consultant, California State Assembly (1992-2005)


Professional Affiliations

Romance Writers of America
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Novelists, Inc.
Horror Writers Association


Awards

BORDERS AWARD: 2006 Bestselling Debut Author
THE PREY: Finalist Best Romantic Suspense, Daphne du Maurier Award
THE KILL: Winner, Best Suspense 2006, RT Reviewers Choice Awards
THE KILL: Finalist Best Romantic Suspense, RITA Awards (RWA)
SPEAK NO EVIL: Finalist Best Romantic Suspense, RITA Awards (RWA)
SEE NO EVIL: Nominated Best Contemporary Mystery, RT Reviewers Choice Awards
SEE NO EVIL: Finalist Best Novel w/Romantic Elements, RITA Awards (RWA)
FEAR NO EVIL: Winner, Best Mainstream Suspense, Daphne du Maurier Award
KILLING FEAR: Finalist best suspense/thriller of 2008 by RT Reviewers Choice Awards
KILLING FEAR: Finalist Best Romantic Suspense, RITA Awards (RWA)
TEMPTING EVIL: Finalist Best Mainstream Suspense, Daphne du Maurier Award
FATAL SECRETS: Finalist Best Romantic Suspense, Daphne du Maurier Award
LOVE ME TO DEATH: Finalist Best Romantic Suspense, RITA Awards (RWA)
LOVE ME TO DEATH: Nominated Best Romantic Suspense, RT Reviewers Choice Awards
KISS ME, KILL ME:  Finalist for Best Romantic Suspense, Daphne de Maurier Award
COLD SNAP:  Finalist for Best Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, Daphne du Maurier Award
COLD SNAP:  Finalist for Best Paperback Thriller, International Thriller Writers