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.

Books by this Author

Spring Break Mistake
The Bling Queen
Pizza Is the Best Breakfast
Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I am most happy in the same way a cat stares out the window -- safe at home but awash in possibility.

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. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I would use the word "ridiculous" less often if it applied to less situations....

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