Alison Doherty

Alison lives in Brooklyn. She recently graduated from The New School with an MFA in writing for children, where her classmates regularly debated if she belonged in Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Raised on both coasts, in California and Maryland, Alison grew up wishing she could have Ella Enchanted as a bff and that Gilbert Blythe lived next door. Now, she is an Alice Munro fangirl, a big supporter of libraries and local bookstores, and loves having an e-reader so people don’t give her funny looks when she reads romance novels on the subway. When she gets sad or stressed she 100% never never ever watches the clip of Mr. Darcy diving into the lake on YouTube. She blogs about young adult books at Hardcovers and Heroines and is working on her first novel. Twitter: @alisoncdoherty

3 Great YA Book Podcasts

Put these great podcast about YA books and writing in your ears.

What Is Up With Election Erotica?

A look at the existence of Trump, Bernie, and HRC erotica.

Does a Book Need Feminist Characters to be a Feminist Book?

Exploring feminist books without feminist characters.

Fat Girls in Romance Novels

How the fat heroines in romance novels helped one reader accept her own body.

Boy Books, Girl Books, and Missing Out on Anne Frank

How centering the stories of boys over girls harms both.