Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Little Boy, So Many Days, Bye-Bye Crib, Always, A Very Brave Witch, and Bink and Gollie. Her other children’s books include All Rivers Flow to the Sea, Countdown to Kindergarten, and Snap. Alison is also the Pulitzer Prize–nominated novelist of the adult novel Shadowbaby, which was also a Today show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at AlisonMcGhee.com.

Books by this Author

see more books by Alison McGhee

Video

So Many Days trailer

From New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee, a book to remind us that life is full of surprises, big and small!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Alison McGhee
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Here's what I put in my high school yearbook, and I do believe it's what I'd still put today: Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness would be that first and only small cup of coffee, made with my camping drip filter into a mug I bought in Mexico (and which probably contains lead, something I prefer not to think about), into which I add a dollop of heavy whipping cream, and sitting in the dark in front of my Christmas tree conjuring the faces of the people I most love in the world. Since that describes my early morning today, I guess I was perfectly happy around 4:30 a.m. today.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here, right now.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children and my deep, lifelong friendships

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The boy in My Side of the Mountain.

Explore

CONNECT WITH US