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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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I would use the word "ridiculous" less often if it applied to less situations....

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The theme song from "Cheers"; "Move On" (sung by Bernadette Peters); "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" (sung by Ernie); "When You Wish Upon a Star"; "I'm Still Here" (sung by Elaine Stritch)

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Ann M. Martin, because her Baby-Sitters Club series made me want to be a writer.

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."

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