Mongo Allen Book Signing at Best of Books
Please join us in welcoming local author Mongo Allen to Best of Books! He will be signing copies of his book, Petra: The Addiction Chronicles, on Tuesday, August 21st starting at 6:00 pm.
Petra: The Addiction Chronicles is a science fiction and fantasy saga that revolves around the Petra Star System. It is a galaxy that is being ravaged by an addictive potion called Sour Rock. This drug has exploded into an out-of-control epidemic which has shaken the foundation of the Petra Universe. Petra: The Addiction Chronicles focuses on the traumas that Sour Rock has cause to different characters and their families during this epidemic. It shines a spotlight on how substance abuse and mental illness affects the user and their family.
Mongo Allen is an author and film producer who has worked in mental health and education for over two decades. He has created strategies and methodologies which he has used to train hospitals and schools on becoming exceptional Hope Care Providers™. He trains employees to use faith as a key component in building hope in the lives of people who are suffering from mental illness, generational poverty, and at-risk conditions that keep them from being successful in life.
Prior to working in mental health, Mr. Allen began his educational career at one of Oklahoma’s toughest at-risk alternative charter schools where he held the title of Principal between 2000 to 2011. During his tenure at this educational facility, Mr. Allen witnessed an epidemic of gang affiliated students being killed in gang violence or ending up in prison. This inspired Mr. Allen to create and produce the film “The List” as a resource to detour young people from the destructive lifestyle of gangs or gang-affiliated behavior.
He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor degree in graphic art and from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Masters degree in education. He also has a masters degree in Education Administration.