Allan Leverone is a bestselling and award-winning American author that writes thrillers. A fan of thriller authors like Lee Child, Barry Eisler, and Tom Piccirilli, Leverone was born in 1959 in Massachusetts. He grew up in a small town near Boston.
Order of Allan Leverone Collections
|1||Postcards from the Apocalypse (Short Story)||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Uncle Brick and the Four Novelettes (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Allan Leverone Short Stories
|1||Darkness Falls (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Heartless (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||The Becoming (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Allan Leverone Standalone Novels
|1||Final Vector||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||The Lonely Mile||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Covenant||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||The Lupin Project||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Jack Sheridan Series
|1||The Organization||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Trigger Warning||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Death Perception||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Dead Reckoning||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Kristin Cunningham Thriller Series
|1||Flight 12 (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Midnight Series
|1||Mr. Midnight||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||After Midnight||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Paskagnkee Series
|1||Paskagankee||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Revenant||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Wellspring||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Grimoire||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Tracie Tanner Series
|1||Parallax View||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||All Enemie||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||The Omega Connection||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||The Hitler Deception||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||The Kremlyov Infection||2016||Description / Buy|
|6||The Bashkir Extraction||2017||Description / Buy|
|7||The Soviet Assassin||2019||Description / Buy|
In 1981, he finished his studies at the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. In 1982, he joined the FAA. He continued to work as an air traffic controller for decades.
He finally retired from the FAA after 25 years, joining a private company as a contact controller. Some of his followers read the blogs he wrote for Foxsports.com. Though interesting, the experience only succeeded in revealing to the author that he was meant to write fiction.
Leverone was eight when he wrote his first story. The achievement convinced him that he was meant to become a writer. Leverone initially planned to study journalism in college. But he changed tracks after his freshman year.
This compelled the author to drop writing altogether. He stayed away from the habit for three decades. The author’s decision to dip his toes into publishing was unexpected. His desire to write returned with a vengeance and it haunted him until he gave into it.
Fortunately, during his long break from the hobby, Alan Leverone never stopped reading. As a child, he was enamored by the Hardy Boys. They revealed to him the joys that fiction could offer. As he matured, Leverone came across Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes entranced him.
He eventually read and fell for Stephen King’s works, gaining a strong admiration for novels like ‘The Stand’ and ‘Salem’s Lot’. As an adult, he read thrillers in the same vein as his own novels, and they influenced the path he took as an author.
Leverone loves losing himself in a story. He anticipates those moments during which the words seem to pour effortlessly from his mind. He has compared it to getting high on alcohol or drugs. He also enjoys hearing from people that have been entertained by his stories and settings.
Leverone admits that, for all its rewards, writing is tedious at times. He has learned that an author cannot succeed without discipline and dedication. He understands the importance of writing even when you don’t feel like it because you have set a goal and you must endeavor to achieve it at all costs.
But the author enjoys every moment of the writing process, even the difficult times. He wants the quality of his work to justify the money that his readers have to spend to buy his books. The fact that the author has a day job means that he has to fit his writing sessions into his relatively busy schedule.
He tries to write as much as he can during his breaks. When Leverone isn’t writing, he spends most of his free time with his wife. The author has adult children that he doesn’t see as often as he would like.
Allan Leverone Awards
Leverone won the Derringer Award in 2012. He was nominated for the Pushcart Award in 2011.
Best Allan Leverone Books
Leverone takes pride in the support he has received from his friends and family many of whom think that he is quite cool for writing fiction, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:
The Lonely Mile: Bill Ferguson wasn’t looking for trouble. The hardware store owner was minding his own business one random day when he witnessed a kidnapping in progress. Rather than sitting idly by, Bill took action. He saved the little girl but he ruined his own life by letting her attempted kidnapper escape. The sociopath is now determined to take vengeance on Bill by taking his daughter.
Parallax View: Tracie Tanner was quite confident in her abilities as a CIA agent. She was tasked with transporting a secret communique that Mikhail Gorbachev wanted President Reagan to receive, and after escaping East Germany with the document, Tracie was certain that she couldn’t fail.
But then she learned that a shadowy cabal was moving behind the scenes to stop her and Tracie realized that it would take all the cunning she could muster to escape with her life.
When Does The Next Allan Leverone book come out?
Allan Leverone doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Dead Reckoning and was released on August, 20th 2019. It is the newest book in the Jack Sheridan Series.