Allison Mackey’s lifelong love for reading and creative writing was solidified with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Georgia in 1991. In the 90’s, Allison contributed to both the Oglethorpe Echo newspaper in Lexington, GA and the indie musicians’ magazine Visions of Gray in metro Atlanta. More recently, she has written multiple children’s stories on a contract basis with Tiny Readers Publishing in Houston, and she has authored several non-fiction/educational books for young ESL readers in Norway. Allison also loves to cook, and a recipe she helped develop with her identical twin sister Nanci is included in the 2017 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them.
Allison is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also a member of the Shoals Writers Guild in Florence, Alabama where she currently lives. She is happily married to Chad, and she is the mother of three adult children and a son-in-law.