Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Maybe a FoxFirefly HollowLittle BoySo Many DaysStar BrightA Very Brave Witch, and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children’s books include All Rivers Flow to the SeaCountdown to Kindergarten, and Snap. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Laguna Beach, California. You can visit her at

Books by this Author

Dear Sister
What I Leave Behind
Pablo and Birdy
Maybe a Fox
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I can bend my hands up into strange, saucer-like formations. It's creepy.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Acting.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Lying on the couch while my children bake me delicacies, clean the house, and write small songs of praise in my honor.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The boy in My Side of the Mountain.


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