Alison developed a love of reading before even learning to do so and begged her parents to read to her until she was old enough to attend school and learn to read for herself. After reading Gone With the Wind as a teenager she was so impressed with Margaret Mitchell's talent that she dreamed of writing novels herself. After many years of raising a family and taking classes whenever possible, she earned an associates degree in liberal arts from Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut, and a bachelors degree in English at Eastern Connecticut University in Willimantic. Being a lover of ink on paper, she has spent most of her working life in the printing trade.
She has lived her entire life in historically rich New London County, Connecticut.