H. Allenger grew up in Montana and graduated from high school in Spokane, Washington (class of '62). He earned his BA in Political Science from Easter Washington State College (now University) in 1966, and then spent the next seven years as an officer in the US Army with tours of duty in Okinawa, Vietnam, and Germany. He earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Arkansas through its overseas extension program while stationed at Ramstein Air Base. After leaving the army, he began working for the Seattle School District in its transportation office until he fully retired in 2008. Since then, he has pursued his true passions, which include archaeology, art, history, mythology, and writing. He presently resides in Seattle and enjoys traveling the world.