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J.T. Allen


J.T. Allen

J.T. Allen is a long-time screenwriter who sold his first script while living in Paris. He then moved to Los Angeles and wrote several early drafts of The Lion King. His television movie credits include TNT's "Geronimo" and "The Good Old Boys," FX's "Redemption" and CBS's "Death in Paradise."

The first Daisy Tannenbaum misadventure, DAISY AND THE PIRATES, started as a pitch for a Disney Channel movie. Allen loved the character, who was inspired by his two daughters, and wrote his first novel instead. DAISY IN EXILE, the second in the series, began as chapters for Daisy's blog, "My Stupid Journal." He is presently working on the third book in the series.

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J.T. Allen

Books by J.T. Allen

by J.T. Allen - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 13+

Twelve-year old Daisy gets expelled from school for punching a bully and sent to live in Paris with her Aunt Millicent  who teaches math at the Embassy school. Daisy arrives to find her enigmatic Aunt Mill moonlighting as a cryptographer, deciphering an antique code used by Louis XVI's secret service during their covert operation to recover the infamous Queen's diamonds. Faster than you can say Les Deux Magots, Daisy gets involved in a serpentine plot involving spies, French history, forged documents, secret codes and priceless diamonds that takes her racing through the streets and even into the sewers of Paris to escape the criminals and solve the mystery, all while trying to keep up with her math and French lessons.

by J.T. Allen - Fiction, Youth Fiction

Eleven-year-old Daisy Tannenbaum, tomboy extraordinaire, doesn’t want to go back to school. So, when she ends up on an isolated island in the Indian Ocean after her family is accidentally kidnapped by Malay pirates, she’s totally psyched. Her family, however, is utterly unprepared to cope with the primitive conditions on the island. But that doesn't stop Daisy from having the time of her life finding buried treasure, fighting off sharks, pirates, and scorpion attacks, and rescuing her family despite herself. Move over Swiss Family Robinson, Daisy Tannenbaum has swung into action in this first in a series of adventure stories that will be enjoyed by readers young and old.