Alison Atlee

Alison Atlee spent her childhood re-enacting Little Women and trying to fashion nineteenth century wardrobes for her Barbie dolls. Happily, these activities turned out to be good preparation for writing historical novels. She now lives in Kentucky.

Books by this Author

ALL BETSEY DOBSON HAS EVER ASKED IS THE CHANCE TO BE VIEWED ON HER OWN MERITS, BUT IN A MAN’S WORLD, THAT IS THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN When Betsey disembarks from the London train in the seaside resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After attempting to forge a letter of reference she knew would be denied her, Betsey has been fired from the typing pool of her previous employer. Her vigorous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her character...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Attempt less. Fail less. Feel better." Listen, for a perfectionist, this is a lot more inspirational than it may first appear. Definitely helps me prioritize.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Miss Havisham.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Probably qualifiers: "A bit." "Rather." "Somewhat." "Probably."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Hamlet.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Musicality. Or some athletic ability that would get me on an Olympic team, mainly so I can walk in the opening ceremony.