Awards and Reviews

Life is a Pirate Ship Run by a Velociraptor 

I highly recommend Life is a Pirate Ship to anyone who can read. Seriously, whether you need an emotional lift, have nothing better to do, have something better to do but want to put it off, or you're just wondering if you're the only person in the world that seems to be a magnet for the bizarre, then you have to read this book. - Gary Stout Readers' Favorite

Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus

"I recommend this book for anyone who needs a reminder of life's little oddities and simply needs a good laugh." - Tania Staley, Readers' Favorite

"Now, I am typically not one to give out good ratings. However, I really liked her book and think that she has the talent to write successfully and actually have an audience. I rate her book 4 out of 4 stars... She is realistic and raw, and that makes all the difference." - Sarah Papesh, Online Book Club

"Five stars, and a hell of a lot of laughs." - Darrin Mason, Author of "The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Murder"

"...when I found myself laughing out loud (yes, literally a LOL) reading Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus, written by Allison Hawn, I knew I'd found a gem." - Chris Westlake, Author of "Just A Bit of Banter, Like..."

"It's an absolutely hilarious read, and worth every penny." - Andy Peloquin, Author of "In The Days"

"She seamlessly moves from story to story, like a flyer on a trapeze, with no sign of a safety net. Her take on everything, real and imagined, is hilariously descriptive, and self-deprecating. Each page bursting to the seams with one-liners. Re-read it and you'll get twice as many laughs." - Bill Naylor, Author of "Misadventures of a Zoo Keeper"

"I would recommend this to any reader who wants to be lifted from the mundane and then see life afresh." - Denise Greenwood, Author of "Temptation"