Hello! Thank you for coming to my site. It’s an honor to have you here.
For many of you, word that I’m on the verge of publishing a book came as a surprise. A surprise you just learned about yesterday. Sorry for that! Truly. So I thought I’d answer some of the questions that have been thrown my way since then. My email and text messages and Facebook messaging has blown up! And I’m tired. I’m not sleeping well. I’m finding the closer I get to releasing this baby, the more I can’t shut my brain off. Which is alright, I suppose, because I just sit home with my kids all day.
Are you writing a book? What? I didn’t know you were writing a book! When did you write a book?
Seriously, my favorite question. I didn’t realize I was so good at keeping secrets. Or maybe I did. 😉 Here’s the condensed version. In Spring 2013, my second child was born and a mere three weeks later, my husband had to leave town for work for six months. He came home one day a week for those six months and I had a 3 yr old and a 3 week old. In order to keep my sanity, I needed a new hobby that didn’t involve, drool, milk, diapers, Dora the Explorer, or food. I was on my fiftieth rerun of Pitch Perfect on HBO, put my laptop on the coffee table, and began to write. It became my release. And I haven’t stopped since.
Why didn’t you tell me?
I like privacy. I don’t thrive on people cheering from the stands. It actually makes me that much more anxious, because if I fail, then EVERYBODY knows. And at first, it was a hobby. I didn’t think I’d actually do anything with my work. Things changed.
Where are you going to sell your book?
Right now, e-book with be available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I’m still looking into Kobo and Smashwords, but I’m new at this, so give me time 🙂
Will you have paperbacks?
Yes. It’s in the works
Are you nervous?
I’m freaking out. In a good way. It’s a version of excitement.
Now that that’s out of the way…
Hi, I’m Allison, but I’m writing under A.M. Wilson. I live in Minnesota with my husband and two kids. I’ve been to college more times than I can remember, because I’m indecisive and I like change. None of my college accomplishments have been put to use and now I’m a writer. I think if I would have looked deeper into myself, I would have realized writing has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. In second grade I won a contest and got to skip an entire day of school to go to a Young Writers’ Convention. Best. Day. Ever! I spent my teenage years writing in my journal about how life wasn’t fair. (I’ve always been a bit dramatic.) I took time off writing for a few years, but picked up books and read my little heart out. And, that brings me to now.
Which reminds me I should be doing something more productive like formatting so I actually have a finished book to release on March 16th!