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

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I am most happy in the same way a cat stares out the window -- safe at home but awash in possibility.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm never fully dressed without lipstick.

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 are your most overused words or phrases?

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

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