Hey there, friends. I’m Alison. Have a seat and let me pour you some coffee.
I’m a busy wife and mama. I’m a recovering perfectionist who’s been saved by grace. I love food. Cooking it, baking it, eating it. I’m an introvert (Myers-Briggs ISFJ), but I love gathering friends and family around our table and sharing a meal together. I believe there’s nothing like curling up with a good book and putting off the housekeeping. I swim in lakes and oceans. I work out. I run in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania or by the beach in Southern California. I love to hike, boat, and ski with my family. My guilty pleasures include Gilmore Girls, The Crown, This Is Us, and a plate of homemade nachos.
I write about freedom, my own and that of others. My books are Historical Young Adult Fiction featuring the Underground Railroad. I’m inspired by the courage and perseverance of fugitive slaves and abolitionists. I want to be a modern day advocate, taking a stand for the persecuted and oppressed.
My blog tells my own story. I write about life with my patient and supportive husband, Todd. Our marriage has changed me in the best possible ways. I share the adventures we have with our three kiddos: Camilla, Adrian, and Evangeline. I like to say that motherhood, with all its glorious transcendence, refines me. I write about living a natural lifestyle without comparing myself to other crunchy moms. About becoming comfortable in my own skin. Recovering from anxiety. Choosing joy in the journey. And accepting grace for my failures.
When I’m not writing or indulging in guilty pleasures, I’m usually hanging out with my family. Todd’s job has taken us to Southern California for a time. Whether east or west, though, on Friday nights you’ll most likely find us snuggling on the couch eating popcorn and reading The Chronicles of Narnia or watching movies on Netflix. That’s when I meet Todd’s eye over the heads of the swiftly growing children and realize for a moment how truly blessed I am.
Thanks for visiting my tiny corner of the Internet.