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  • Specialize in writing, managing, and facilitating non-fiction book projects from proposal to publication.

  • Highly skilled at translating and synthesizing complex medical information, primary-source material, and interviews with experts.

  • Journalistic aptitude for research and approach to content combined with commercial voice and sensibility.  


Non-Fiction Titles:


Natural Remedies for Mental & Emotional Health (Inner Traditions/2023)


Holistic Health & Healing: The Home Reference for Natural Remedies & Stress Relief (Quarto/Crestline Books/2019). Quarto is one of the world’s largest illustrated book publishers.


The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction (Quarto/Fairwinds/2015)


Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook (Quarto/Fairwinds/2012)


The Country Almanac of Home Remedies (Quarto/Fairwinds/2011)




Beat Sugar Addiction Now! (Quarto/Fairwinds/2010). Quarto company best-seller. Over 50K sold. Now in its fourth edition.


The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Vegan Beauty (Robert Rose/2016)


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Remedies (Alpha/Random House/2016)


Marilyn Allen

Allen Literary Agency    

(203) 820-5967 




Beat Sugar Addiction Now! 


“Sugar addiction in all its many guises robs people of their health and energy. Here is the solution!” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause


“This is the best book I’ve read on this rapidly growing epidemic. Beat Sugar Addiction Now! explains how to diagnose your blood sugar issues, and then gives detailed instructions to overcome them and restore good health.” —Hyla Cass M.D., author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health

 “Beat Sugar Addiction Now! is a well-thought-out formula for understanding and overcoming sugar addiction. It is packed with information that will give you a successful formula for reclaiming your health.” —Hal Blatman, M.D., President, American Holistic Medical Association. Author, Winners’ Guide to Pain Relief 




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