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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

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