resilience, patriotism, and the American Dream



Barbara Allen is a speaker, award winning author, and Gold Star Wife. She’s a Veteran,  Military Family, and Gold Star family advocate who understands the personal and factual struggles of turning adversity into advantage. 

Barb Allen is all about resilience, patriotism, and the American Dream. She’s an author who has turned her own life’s tragedies and traumas into a best- selling book. She’s an expert at finding humor, blessings, and opportunity in both personal and professional adversities and she loves helping people build their own American Dream. 

From Widow To Warrior

Barb allen's story

barb allen Story


Barbara Allen is Grief’s worst enemy. After losing her husband in a tragedy that rocked the military, Barb struggled with finding her own will to live. Were it not for her love of her four children, she may not have accepted the help that came her way, and Grief may have claimed another victim. But instead, she began to realize her Will was mightier than she’d believed, and she began to turn the table on Grief.

Today she is an award-winning author, compelling keynote speaker, podcast host, and co-fonder of the Great American Syndicate.

Barbara is a firm believer in extracting value from experience, and using that value to create a life that is rich in beauty, no matter the odds. 


A Fallen Hero: In this video Gold Star wife Barbara Allen, is interviewed by Fox News host Harris Faulkner in regard to her efforts to secure the purple heart for her late husband, Lt. Louis Allen.  As of 2015 the military has continued to refuse her husband this honor. Barbara’s relentless pursuit of justice and recognition of his sacrifice in the form of a purple heart will serve all members of the armed forces and their families.

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Barb Allen Taya Kyle American Spirit

Barbara Allen has come a long way since she began to take her life back.

Barb Allen is a fierce supporter of the military and all who serve to keep our communities and our country safe, and she is determined to do her part to be worthy of their service and sacrifice. She is passionate about helping Americans remember and reinforce the greatness that still lives within our citizens. She’s been crowned an Honorary Miss America and won a NYS Press Association award. Her work was honored with an award from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). She has been featured on Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, and recognized in the Military and Army Times.  Her story ran in headlines across the country and now she utilizes her platform to connect and surround herself with people who have their own extraordinary stories of resilience, courage, and success. 

Barb Allen's Books

What Not to Wear to a Murder Trial: and Other Tips Tragedy Taught Me

What Not to Wear to a Murder Trial: and Other Tips Tragedy Taught Me

A Slain Soldier's Widow Details Her Husband's Murder And How Military Courts Allowed the Killer To Escape Justice.

barbara allen front toward enemy

Inspiration without action is simply entertainment

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