Allie Pleiter

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General Information

Name: Allie Pleiter

Pen Name: Allie Shaw (in 2000 & 2001)

Born: 1962 in Darien, CT



Illinois Connection

Pleiter lives has a BS in Speech from Northwestern University in Evanston and currently resides in Villa Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction and is known for her inspirational romances. When she’s not writing, she’s knitting. Click here to connect to her knitting blog. Originating from Connecticut, Pleiter moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago.

Published Works


  • Becoming a Chief Home Officer, Zondervan, 2001
  • Facing Every Mom's Fears, Zondervan , 2002
  • The Chunky Method: Your Step-By-Step Plan To WRITE THAT BOOK Even When Life Gets In The Way, AdventureStarts Press, 2016

Stand Alone Titles:

  • Bad Heiress Day, Steeple Hill Books, 2005
  • Queen Esther and the Second Graders of Doom, Steeple Hill Books, 2006

Love Inspired Series:

  • My So-Called Love Life, Steeple Hill Books, 2006
  • The Perfect Blend, Steeple Hill Books, 2007

The Kentucky Corner Series:

  • Bluegrass Hero, Steeple Hill, 2008
  • Bluegrass Courtship, Steeple Hill, 2009
  • Bluegrass Blessings, Steeple Hill, 2009
  • Bluegrass Christmas, Steeple Hill, 2009
  • Easter Promises: Desert Rose / Bluegrass Easter, Steeple Hill, 2010 - written with Lois Richer

Love Inspired Historical Series:

  • Masked By Moonlight, Steeple Hill Press, 2008
  • Mission of Hope, Harlequin, 2010
  • Yukon Wedding, Harlequin, 2011
  • Homefront Hero, Harlequin, 2012
  • Family Lessons, Harlequin, 2013
  • The Doctor's Undoing, Harlequin, 2015

The Gordon Falls Series:

  • Falling for the Fireman, Harlequin, 2012
  • The Fireman's Homecoming, Harlequin, 2013
  • The Firefighter's Match, Harlequin, 2013
  • A Heart to Heal, Harlequin, 2014
  • Saved by the Fireman, Harlequin, 2014
  • Small-Town Fireman, Harlequin, 2014

Bridegroom Brothers Series: (Pleiter wrote the third book in a three book series. The first two books were written by two other authors.)

  • The Lawman's Oklahoma Sweetheart, Thorndike Press, 2014

The Lone Star Cowboy League: (Pleiter wrote the third and sixth book in the series. The other books were written by other authors.)

  • A Ranger for the Holidays, Harlequin, 2015
  • The Rancher's Texas Twins, Harlequin, 2017

The Blue Thorn Ranch Series:

  • The Texan's Second Chance, Harlequin, 2016
  • Coming Home to Texas, Harlequin, 2016
  • The Texas Rancher's Return, Harlequin, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Becoming a Chief Home Officer

ISBN: 0310237424
Release Date: 2002-08-01

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Facing Every Mom's Fears: A Survival Guide to Balancing Fear with Courage (Hearts at Home Workshop Series)

ISBN: 0310253055
Release Date: 2004-03-23

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The Chunky Method: Your Step-By-Step Plan To WRITE THAT BOOK Even When Life Gets In The Way

ISBN: 0997298200
Release Date: 2016-03-03

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Bad Heiress Day (Life, Faith & Getting It Right #3) (Steeple Hill Cafe)

ISBN: 037378533X
Release Date: 2005-01-01

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The Perfect Blend (Love Inspired #405)

ISBN: 0373874413
Release Date: 2007-07-01

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Bluegrass Courtship (Kentucky Corners Series, Book 2) (Love Inspired #482)

ISBN: 0373875185
Release Date: 2009-02-01

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Bluegrass Blessings (Kentucky Corners Series, Book 3) (Love Inspired #502)

ISBN: 037387538X
Release Date: 2009-07-01

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Masked by Moonlight (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical #9)

ISBN: 037382789X
Release Date: 2008-06-10

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Mission of Hope (Love Inspired Historical)

ISBN: 037382842X
Release Date: 2010-08-10

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Yukon Wedding (Love Inspired Historical)

ISBN: 0373828632
Release Date: 2011-04-05

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Homefront Hero (Love Inspired Historical)

ISBN: 0373829167
Release Date: 2012-05-01

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Family Lessons (Love Inspired Historical)

ISBN: 0373829604
Release Date: 2013-04-02

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The Doctor's Undoing (Love Inspired Historical)

ISBN: 0373283091
Release Date: 2015-04-07

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Falling for the Fireman (Love Inspired Larger Print)

ISBN: 0373816049
Release Date: 2012-01-24

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The Firefighter's Match (Gordon Falls)

ISBN: 0373878494
Release Date: 2013-10-22

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A Heart to Heal (Love Inspired\Gordon Falls)

ISBN: 0373879032
Release Date: 2014-07-15

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Saved by the Fireman (Gordon Falls)

ISBN: 0373879229
Release Date: 2014-10-21

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Small-Town Fireman (Gordon Falls)

ISBN: 0373879326
Release Date: 2014-12-16

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The Lawmans Oklahoma Sweetheart (Bridegroom Brothers)

ISBN: 141046881X
Release Date: 2014-11-19

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A Ranger for the Holidays (Lone Star Cowboy League)

ISBN: 0373719213
Release Date: 2015-11-17

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The Rancher's Texas Twins (Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch)

ISBN: 0373622600
Release Date: 2017-02-21

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The Texan's Second Chance (Blue Thorn Ranch)

ISBN: 0373719701
Release Date: 2016-07-19

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Coming Home to Texas (Blue Thorn Ranch)

ISBN: 0373719477
Release Date: 2016-03-22

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The Texas Rancher's Return (Blue Thorn Ranch)

ISBN: 0373719353
Release Date: 2016-01-19

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Literary Awards

A Heart to Heal

  • Reviewer's Choice Award, RT Book Reviews, 2014

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Speaking Topics:

  • Introducing the Chief Home Officer: Great strategies to take your mothering from survive to thrive.
  • Give Your Gifts: Encouragement to bring your special touch to the world around you.
  • The Five Friends Every Mom Needs: A touching, tickling look at the role of friends in every woman’s life. A Version available especially for writers.
  • Facing Every Mom’s Fears: Ways to fight to freak-out in all of us—from school busses to spiders to sickness.
  • Blessings for Sunday School Teachers: Affirmation and encouragement for those in the crayon-colored trenches.
  • Aunt Allie’s Guide to Level-Headed Hysteria: How not to let life’s roller-coaster take you for a ride. A version available especially for writers.

Most of Allie’s topics are available in:

  • 1 hour presentations
  • 2-hour workshops
  • Full day seminars
  • Multi-day retreats

Contact Allie to set up a speaking engagement.

External Links

Allie Pleiter on WorldCat


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