Welcome to Allison Renner Writes

Allison Renner is a writer, editor, ghostwriter-for-hire, librarian, and photographer. She has been blogging since 2008, freelance writing since 2009, editing since 2010, and reviewing books since 2013.

While fiction writing is her passion, she loves workshopping and editing the works of others, from fiction to academic papers, and everything in between. She currently works as an editor for Flash Fiction Magazine and the Publicity & Reviews Manager for Split/Lip Press.

Allison Renner’s first book, Library Volunteers: A Practical Guide for Librarians, was published by Rowman & Littlefield on May 15, 2019.

This work was inspired by Allison’s history as a volunteer for various nonprofits, but especially by her library background. After starting in libraries as a volunteer herself, she has worked as a teen services librarian in a large public library system, and as a school librarian in public and private elementary schools. She has used volunteers in all of these settings, and is grateful for the chance to help other librarians and nonprofits learn how they can maximize volunteers’ efforts.



Library Volunteers: A Practical Guide for Librarians published by Rowman & Littlefield 2019



Huffington Post



Wall Street Insanity

1st Class Lifestyle


Teen Literacies Toolkit for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


I Don’t Think the Answer I Give Would Satisfy You published by The Write-In 6/27/2021

I Dreamed That I… written for the Playhouse on the Square Digital Play Festival 4/12/2020

In the Dark published by Bastards and Whores 7/15/12

Coming of Age published by Six Sentences 6/2/12

Without You published by Six Sentences 4/6/11

Rind published by Six Sentences 9/26/09

Fresh Words published by Six Sentences 7/30/09


Douglas Fir Give Me Heartburn: Exploring the Magic of Christmas Eve on Sesame Streetpublished by The Daily Drunk 12/14/2021


“Just a Little Crush” published in Mall Rats: An Anthology from the Daily Drunk 12/8/2021


Cleaver Magazine

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