About

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Allison E. Alexander is an earthbending bard from Hoth who loves other-worldly stories. After studying English and Publishing at university, she found her home in books, and now she writes and edits full time (and does some graphic design and art on the side). As the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, she loves working on books with diverse characters, and though she is ruthless about cutting unnecessary words, she cheers authors on with undying loyalty.

Allison examines pop culture, disability, worldbuilding, and faith in her nonfiction writing. In her book Super Sick, she explores living with a chronic illness and how pop culture’s representation of disability perpetuates the stigmas associated with it. In Making Myths and Magic: A Field Guide to Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels, she teams up with fantasy author Shelly Campbell to provide insight into writing and publishing speculative fiction.

As one of the podcast hosts of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding, she also loves dissecting stories to analyze what makes them work. Gaming, reading, and drawing are three of her favourite things. Her D&D character is a spunky drow sorcerer whose companions include a talking dagger and a mini dragon that can curl up to look like an orange.

10 Fandoms to Get to Know Allison

Video Games

  1. The Legend of Zelda 
  2. Mass Effect 
  3. Dragon Age
  4. Undertale
  5. Ori and the Blind Forest
  6.  Final Fantasy 
  7. Don’t Starve Together
  8. League of Legends
  9. Celeste
  10. Hollow Knight

Books

  1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  3. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  4. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  5. The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
  6.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  7. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  8. Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
  9. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  10. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

TV Shows

  1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  3. Firefly
  4. Fringe
  5. Arcane
  6. WandaVision
  7. Stargate: SG-1
  8. RWBY
  9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  10. Critical Role