A resident of San Diego since 1975,
Alison was the daughter of a Navy officer and grew up throughout
the United States, and in France and Spain.
Her formal studies were at Washington
University in St. Louis, and at George Washington University in
Washington, D.C., where she received a B.A.
Before moving to San Diego, she lived
in France briefly, traveled extensively, and worked at The National
Gallery of Art for several years.
She lives near the ocean with her
architect husband, cats, dogs, fish and exotic plants.