Alison loves words. Her favorite word is lollygag. Her least favorite word is laundry. She likes spending time wrangling stray words into poems, stories, and songs. Alison works as a storyteller at her local library and runs a nonprofit arts organization, but her favorite job has always been mothering. She loves being at home with her husband and 5 children and feels blessed to count 20 girls as former foster daughters. Alison studied Human Development and English at Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University-Idaho.