Allison Gutknecht

Allison Gutknecht grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, with three fewer siblings than Mandy Berr. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Media and Literature from NYU. Allison lives in New York City with her rambunctious toy poodle, Gypsy, and her literate cat, Folly. She is a massive fan of polka dots.

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Sing Like Nobody's Listening
Spring Break Mistake
The Bling Queen
Pizza Is the Best Breakfast
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A little bit of nonsense goes a long way.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Benjamin Franklin, if only for his philosophy, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella de Vil. Obviously, my dog is appalled by this choice.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. What I lack in patience, I make up for in impatience.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Ann M. Martin, because her Baby-Sitters Club series made me want to be a writer.

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