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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A tween jewelry designer finds herself competing for an online fashion blog spot in this funny and sparkly M!X novel.

Twelve-year-old Tess loves fashion, but she has a soft spot for accessories. In fact, Tess runs her own consulting firm for the kids at her school. If you need the finishing touch for middle school dances, special occasions like a thirteenth birthday or bat/bar mitzvah, Tess can make it happen. She loves reading The Miscellaneous Moxie, THE online fashion blog that’s...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Broadway diva. Unfortunately, I am just short of being "tone deaf with two left feet."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who walk slowly under scaffolding while carrying oversized umbrellas.

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