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Allison Gutknecht

Allison Gutknecht grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, with three fewer siblings than Mandy Berr. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Media and Literature from NYU. Allison lives in New York City with her rambunctious toy poodle, Gypsy, and her literate cat, Folly. She is a massive fan of polka dots.
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A little bit of nonsense goes a long way.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. What I lack in patience, I make up for in impatience.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella de Vil. Obviously, my dog is appalled by this choice.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I am most happy in the same way a cat stares out the window -- safe at home but awash in possibility.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Benjamin Franklin, if only for his philosophy, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

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