“Try it!  You’ll like it,” enthuses author Allen Pollens. “IN THE BEGINNING” provides a several chapter intro into “HAUNTED – By the Road Not Taken,” my latest science fiction offering, At its end, this unique intro presents the reader with a direct link to where the full “HAUNTED” versions can be purchased. offers both Kindle and print editions. 

“How often do you find yourself unhappily committed to a book?” asks Pollens. “I believe that “HAUNTED” would not fall into that category, but I decided to provide a special option… an “IN THE BEGINNING” version… FREE on September 25, 2016!” 

Here’s what the story is about…

In spite of years of successful academic achievement, Dr. Harold Treadwell, a PHD psychologist at Philadelphia’s Jess Hawkins University (JHU), has extremely low self-esteem.  Memories of a year’s earlier incident plague him and he loses himself in the complexities of a sleep-study research project.

Harold’s proposed research focuses on sufferers of undiagnosed and untreated mysterious pain… mental and physical difficulties that appear without warning and ruin lives.  Harold spends five-years designing a sleep-stasis chamber… a necessary apparatus in the proposed study.  Finally, he submits a grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Its approval is in doubt until an unexpected source of support with NIH influence surfaces.

That much is all in the “IN THE BEGINNING” intro and, hopefully, is enough to encourage readers to want the full taleTheintro runs more than 35 pages and more than 7000 words.  It is regularly available for Kindle ($2.99) at and is FREE for one day on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Enter “Allen Pollens, “IN THE BEGINNING” in the Amazon search window or use this link:

The full story, “HAUNTED – By the Road Not Taken,” is also available at… in print ($13.99) and for Kindle ($6.99).

About the Author:

Allen Pollens has always had two personas.  There is the tinkerer who always wanted to know, “How does it work?” That one became a graduate engineer and led a high-tech work life for more than forty years.  Then there is the storyteller, Allen Pollens, who was spinning tales from the time he was a child. Allen Pollens has published more than twelve books.  All are available at

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