Allison Mackey began writing at the age of eight, starting with poetry and progressing to novels in her teens. In 1991 she graduated from UGA with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She briefly worked as a reporter and copy editor for the Oglethorpe Echo, and was a regular humor column contributor in the quarterly independent musicians' magazine Visions of Gray. She also composed and recorded an original eleven-song CD in 2003 titled You’ve Waited Long Enough.
Allison is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she's a member of the Shoals Writers Guild in Florence, Alabama where she currently lives with her husband Chad. Allison is honored to be represented by Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Literary Agency.