A Little About Me

My name is Allison and I am a writer by profession, passion and necessity.

Several years ago, I quit my full time job and sold everything I owned to seize an opportunity to become a full-time writer. Since then, I’ve been working to create my dream job.

It’s not always dreamy, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I spend about half of my time writing books and blogs. I wrote a book called Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage which wrestles with the questions of career and dreams and love and friendship and priorities I was asking in my twenties.

But as I struggled through the process of writing that book, I realized I had some insight to offer other writers.

So I spend the other half of my time editing, coaching, advising and helping writers uncover all the wonderful benefits writing can bring to our lives—hope, healing, meaning and the freedom we feel when we find a way to tell our stories.

I have two degrees in writing—including a Master’s Degree in teaching writing—both of which I wondered if I’d ever use, and at least one of which I worried was a waste when I quit my job. So I sometimes laugh at how my life has unfolded so far.

I am a work in progress.

I live in Nashville, TN with my husband Darrell and our goldendoodle, Cooper.

Some Of My Writing

4 Things I Learned When I Quit My Full-Time Job

What’s Getting in Your Way?

What You Can Live Without

The Real Life of a Writer

I am also a contributor for Donald Miller’s Storyline Blog. Here are a few posts that I have written there:

A Surprising Way To Become More Generous

The Question That Changed Everything for Me 

I have also written about a few different topics for different blogs and online magazines. Here are a few of those posts:

Are Cell Phones Ruining Your Relationships? (Relevant)

Is Your Writing Timeless? (Jeff Goins: Writer) 

A Habit That Could Be Cluttering Your Life (The Art of Simple)

Three Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Took on School Debt (Huffington Post)