-Children's Book Author-
About the Author
So glad you stopped by!
Alison Potoma writes adventurous science fiction and fantasy books for readers of all ages. When she isn't writing, teaching art to middle schooler's, or designing a set for a play, she putters in the garden, gets lost in the world of video games, and builds things with power tools. Alison lives in Derry, NH with her husky dog, Koda.
Alison is a member of SCBWI, and a frequent contributor to the Writers' Rumpus Blog, Authors and Illustrators wild about kids' lit!
Favorite books of all time:
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
My favorite science fiction:
The Danny Dunn Series by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Anything with Superheroes
Why I am so facinated with space:
If you asked me as a kindergartner what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer would have been, "astronaut." My father would set up his telescopes in the driveway on clear nights. I grew up gazing at the Milky Way through a ten foot long telescope on a chilly black night, finding the Big Dipper, following the arc to Arcturus, and letting my imagination run wild on the moon.
What I've read recently:
Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo
Imposter Queen, Cursed Queen and True Queen by Sarah Fine
Abyss Surrounds Us and Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
Otherworld by Jason Segel
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnson
Favorite place to write:
In the sunroom of my house overlooking the backyard.
Writing tool of choice:
I'm a MacBook girl all the way.
Writing brain food...
Water with fresh mint from my garden, and Chocolate