Allison grew up with a love of both science and art, studying chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and design, illustration, and animation at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She enjoys combining traditional, hand-drawn art with digital techniques, “the merger of both methods gives me the freedom to experiment digitally, while maintaining the warmth, emotion, and life of traditional drawing.” Allison is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) as well as the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI).
In Engineering: Cool Women Who Design, readers ages 9 through 12 discover how the science of engineering connects to their own lives. In addition to an in-depth study of the field, kids read about three women who are working as engineers and designing the products that make up our world. Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of engineering, making career goals feel obtainable. Encourages readers to think about the...View
How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics, the use of scientific methods to solve crimes! In Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, readers ages 9 through 12 meet three women who are trailblazers in the field of forensics and discover what it takes to succeed in this fascinating field. Combines subjects of math, chemistry, biology, and literacy. Forensics is a high-interest topic made popular by TV shows such as the CSI franchise. Readers learn about the...View