Carlos Allende
Carlos Allende

I have a flair for drama: I love writing. I was a panelist at the LA Times Festival of Books with my second novel, Love, or the Witches of Windward Circle, set in Venice, California, throughout the first half of the 20th century. My novel, Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Lovewon the 2019 Quill Prose Award by red Hen Press.

I am also a media psychologist. The focus of my research is narrative engagement and narrative persuasion. I developed the course The Psychology of Compelling Storytelling that I currently teach in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension. I work as a branding consultant and doing research for television shows.