About Me

2021-03-053Hey there!  My name’s Allison, and I’m a writer.

I’ve been telling stories for as long as I’ve been able to talk. Around the age of ten, I started writing them down. Around that time, I also discovered that I enjoyed reading other people’s stories too. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Stratemeyer Syndicate, Ann M. Martin (and Peter Lerangis), Peter Lerangis, Harold L. Goodwin, Jude Watson, Maryrose Wood, Ann Rinaldi, Mark Jeffrey, and Kevin J. Anderson were some of my favorite authors growing up.

Throughout my teens, I dabbled primarily in fanfiction, poems, and wrote a handful of original pieces (mostly unfinished). At the time, I had big dreams of making a career out of writing books. (It’s a fun hobby, that’s for sure.) In 2018, I self-published a humorous novella called Cliche with my friend Aerin. I had a lot of fun with that project, and plan on writing a sequel soon.

Most of the content I produced between the ages of fourteen and twenty live on this blog. They don’t necessarily reflect where I am now on a lot of things, but just as I see little point in setting my childhood Barneys and Elmos on fire, I don’t care to destroy or deprecate these cute glimpses into a young creative’s naive psyche. So here they’ll stay.

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. ABBAfan Seventies says:

    Hi Allison
    How did you manage to edit your books? There are more and more writers – which is quite good, though, to see – and it seems really hard to do and then to get famous.. :S

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    • Allison the Writer says:

      Hi there! Thanks for stopping by!

      For me, editing was (and still is) the hardest part of writing a book. Every time I dare to look inside my first book, I always see another spelling or grammar mistake! It’s definitely good to share your writings with friends and family you trust – an extra of eyes will notice the little mistakes that self-confident writers can’t see. πŸ˜€

      …As for the fame part, I’m still working on that. πŸ™‚

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      • ABBAfan Seventies says:

        You’re welcome.
        Thanks a lot. I’m already adviced and read by some friends & members of my family,, however it has been hard for me for a long, long time to accepts critics about my style & expressions. But I do declare it’s good – I’m even able now to find mistakes of style or ‘heavy’ words and sentences. πŸ˜€
        Good luck with shooting the stars and face your 1974 ESC version of Waterloo – you know what I mean (ABBA + Waterloo => winning the ESC => opening the door to fame)

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      • Allison the Writer says:

        My pleasure! πŸ™‚ Yes, I know what you mean about accepting criticism. Especially when it comes from people close to me, I’m always afraid the criticism will hit closer to home…. Just remember, if they have things to say about your work, it’s because they think it’s already great and they want to help you make it even better. πŸ™‚

        Indeed, I do know what you mean! In that case, I can’t wait until I’m finally facing *my* Waterloo. πŸ˜€

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