Freelance, etc.

It’s easy to find my books on this site or others. But I love working on a variety of projects, many under secret names or no name at all. Here are some:

  • I write books for Penguin Random House based on original Cartoon Network shows, but I write them under pen names. These include activity books, joke books, chapter books and more. They’re fun. They’re different. And I get to watch lots of cartoons.
  • I have written numerous books and stories for educational publishers such as National Geographic Learning, and also a five-book series aimed at 8th graders but written at a 3rd-grade reading level. I’m very familiar with Lexile Analyzers and other tools.
  • I love to visit schools and kids in general, but I have an entire page about that here.  Frankly, talking to kids is pretty much the most awesome part about being a writer for children.
  • I’ve been an advertising and marketing writer for a long, long time. I’ve done this much longer than I’ve written for children. I write TV commercials, radio commercials, websites, brochures (both printed and e-brochures), tag lines, nomenclature (a fancy word that means I create names for companies and products), blog posts, emails, billboards, articles, and pretty much any sort of content-creation you can imagine. None of this has anything to do with kids, at least not usually—and what I write can be for well-known global companies or random businesses selling complicated technology that would be really hard to explain. Some of these companies are huge and some are very, very tiny. If you’re interested in learning more, you’ll need to find my advertising website. Yes, the advertising Allan Woodrow is the same person as me.

If you want to contact me for any project, you can use the handy form below.