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About the author

Emilyann Allen (pseudonyms include Emilyann Phoenix and Emilyann Girdner) is an American author, artist, and business innovator. In the literary world, she is best known as the creator of the Coloring Novels™ book format and the author of Amazon Best-Seller, Dante Rossetti Award Finalist and Reader’s Favorite 5 Star rated young adult fantasy novel, The Labyrinth Wall (Obsidian Series). Some of her notable business ventures include launching the Best Coloring Novels™ brand and her work as Editorial and Marketing Director for Protective Enclosures Company (makers of The TV Shield and The Display Shield).

Emilyann’s writing and art have appeared across various publications and websites including Sound & Communications Magazine, The TV Shield, Center for Work Life, Easter Seals Florida, MU Museum of Art & Archaeology’s Musings,, and more. She has been a guest at events with numerous organizations, some of which include Barnes & Noble stores, Wizard World Comic Con, AltCon, and MegaCon Fan Days. Entertainment industry pros such as actor Sean Astin (from Lord of the Rings, Rudy, 50 First Dates, and more) and author Crystal Collier (Maiden of Time Trilogy) are talking about Emilyann’s work. KCFV 89.5, City Surfing Orlando,, Orlando Weekly, Street Insider, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee Magazine, and WorldNews are some of the media outlets that have mentioned Emilyann.

Emilyann was born in Germany and raised in Turkey until the age of five when she moved to Tallahassee, Florida. She spent the first part of her college career studying Creative Writing. Emilyann also studied Graphic Design at Stephens College which included entrepreneurial and marketing training. She eventually graduated with a BFA in Digital Art and a minor in Art History (Missouri State University). (less)