Writing of the Week

May 20, 2020

To honor those who gave their lives for our freedom, all four of my children's eBooks will be free May 23, 24, and 25. They can be found on Amazon by following this link:


May 11, 2020

My fifth children's book, "Brainstorms! Back to the Teacher," is now in production.  My wonderful illustrator Sadiqa Akhter, is starting to bring my thoughts to life. My main characters will travel back in time to Palestine around A.D. 30. Looking forward to a release...

October 29, 2019

I will be on the air as the only guest on this talkshow November 12, at 8 pm est. It is a call-in radio show (561) 623-9429, so feel free to listen or call in. I will be talking about my recent work as a lyricist for the Fairytale Choir in Birmingham, England. Also, I...

September 20, 2019


I have been chosen to provide the lyrics for a children's musical in the UK. It will be based on Cinderella and will be performed in Birmingham, England on June 27, 2020. Five of the songs lyrics have already been c...

August 6, 2019

 My latest book was finally released in paperback August 1st.

 "Fuzzy Frogs and Slippery Bears" is  now available to purchase on Amazon. Go to J. Allen Shaw on Amazon or visit my newly designed

Website; Jallenshaw.com for easy one click connections to this and...

July 27, 2019

Although "Fuzzy Frogs and Slippery Bears," did not release in the paperback version in time for Swiss Days, my illustrator made a coloring page with some characters from the book. The children enjoyed coloring some of the "interesting," creations Sadiqa came up with. C...

April 25, 2019

I had the privilege of reading my books and sharing some of my videos with 75 1st graders at Brentwood Elementary today. The kids seemed to enjoy everything but loved the number song the best. They asked very good questions and were well mannered.

April 5, 2019

 My Fourth book is in the creative hands of my illustrator. We officially began today with, "Brainstorms! Fuzzy Frogs and Slippery Bears." I am hoping for a late summer release. Thank you all for your prayers as I have had two hip replacement surgeries and survived the...

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