When I was young, a pen was my favorite toy. I grew up playing with words, mixing them up and twisting them into a silly poem or a story that sparked emotion.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was exposed to all sorts of creatures through my father who trained, bred, and rehabilitated animals. It was not uncommon to find bobcats, alligators, monkeys, hawks, or even vultures at my home. A love of animals and nature has spilled over into my love of writing.
Today my favorite toy is a keyboard. I am currently living in Northern California, where I am hard at work on my next book.
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
Candlewick Press April 11, 2017
Little Golden Books January 9, 2018
The Colors of Winter
Little Golden Books May 2018
Little Golden Books January 9, 2019
The Colors of Summer
Little Golden Books May 2019
Wake Up, Freight Train!
Little Golden Books Summer 2019
Art © Virginia Allyn
Children's Book Author