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. 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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The theme song from "Cheers"; "Move On" (sung by Bernadette Peters); "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" (sung by Ernie); "When You Wish Upon a Star"; "I'm Still Here" (sung by Elaine Stritch)

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Broadway diva. Unfortunately, I am just short of being "tone deaf with two left feet."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Asking to see "Cats" for the third time instead of the original cast of "Into the Woods"

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