New Novel Sends Man Down Rabbit Hole of Discovery
Cool Side Of The Pillow tells story of stay-at-home dad Zachery Kleinmann who meets an eccentric
older actress, opening his eyes to a brand new world. An exploration of a man on the cusp of major
change as he looks for a cool way to define his life going forward.
Hawthorne, NJ, January 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- ASD Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the
latest novel by author, Gregory G. Allen. Cool Side Of The Pillow is a story of a stay-at-home dad whose
life becomes intertwined with an eccentric older actress specializing in children's theater, as he falls down
the rabbit hole of her theatrical world.
Allen started his career as an actor in theater and found it a fitting place to plunge a greenhorn into for the
setting of his new novel. The protagonist is a “regular” guy that is attempting to juggle all the areas of his
life; fatherhood, a wife passionately involved in her own work, his lack of motivation; all while dealing
with a marriage in a slump.
“Zachary Kleinmann is on a search without even knowing it when he meets Ginger Charman,” Allen
says. “Her youthful outlook and non-conformist ways are just the thing the thirty-nine year old dad needs
to pull himself out of his self-imposed state of complacency. As the title indicates, Zachary is looking for
something calming in his life as one does when they flip over a pillow in bed.”
Allen loves to write about people making life-altering decisions and creating unusual characters to fill the
pages of his books. While Zachary and Ginger become bonded despite their differences, the author
ponders the question as to whether men and women can be "just friends," as well as stay friends once
secrets emerge. It is that element of mystery and intrigue that Allen introduced in his award-winning,
Patchwork Of Me that adds another layer to his writing. One early reader has even called Cool Side Of
The Pillow a cross between Grey Gardens and Mr. Mom.
Allen has never been a writer to be placed in a genre “box” since his first novel appeared on the scene in
2011. His novels have explored sexuality, siblings, foster care, parenting - but all dealing with how
people cope with family: both those we are born into and those created. Cool Side Of The Pillow is an
exploration of a man on the cusp of life's changes as he looks for a cool way to define himself going
forward; a man in search of belonging.
“I realize by not writing in the same genre with each book it makes it slightly more difficult for me to find
an audience,” Allen says. “But the past few years, readers have been drawn to the diversity in which I
write and seem to enjoy the fact I keep it fresh with different types of books: I'm grateful and lucky for
Allen has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years as an actor, director, producer and
writer. He is an award-winning composer, has been featured in national magazines, NY/NJ Public
Broadcast Stations, and several radio shows; and is a contributor to BroadwayWorld.com and
Cool Side Of The Pillow will be available February 8, 2013 exclusively on the Amazon Kindle before a
wider release. For more information visit www.gregory-g-allen.com or www.asdpublishing.com
ASD Publishing, an independent book publisher based in New Jersey, specializes in thought-provoking
literary fiction, memoir, self-help nonfiction, and written word that champions personal growth and the
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