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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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Allison Gutknecht: What Are You Reading?

Allison Gutknecht, author of Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day, loves reading Tim Federle's book, Better Nate Than Ever.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The theme song from "Cheers"; "Move On" (sung by Bernadette Peters); "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" (sung by Ernie); "When You Wish Upon a Star"; "I'm Still Here" (sung by Elaine Stritch)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

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

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."

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

A. New York City. Thankfully, I live here, so it works out.

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