Hello! I'm Alison! I was born in New York City, the youngest of five children. I spent my childhood hiding in closets or up in trees drawing pictures and reading books (and occasionally getting myself hurt on the way down). 

I now live in New Jersey with my Chef husband and our two children.  I am having a lot of fun as a preschool teacher, and especially love searching for children's books to share with my students. I also went to school for art, and love the opportunity for creativity that teaching provides! 

I love to travel, and dream of one day living in another country (or countries). I love exploring new places, trying new foods, and finding inspiration in unlikely places!


I am addicted to learning, and am pretty much in some kind of class or workshop at all times. I am a proud SCBWI member, and even attended my first conference this summer!


  I have also taken many Make Art That Sells classes, including 'Illustrating Children's Books', which is my passion. I am working on a picture book dummy now, and dream of illustrating books for other writers, as well as for myself. 

Here are some pictures of my travels- eating paella in France, being ridiculous in Disneyland Paris, and painting in Spain! I am so grateful that I have been able to see these beautiful places!

Below you will find some photos that I have taken on trips. I love looking at shop windows and seeing what is trending in different places, or what kind of street art I will find!

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