Allison Alexander is a writer, editor, artist, gamer, and 400 other things. From her home on Hoth (a.k.a. Canada), she builds fantasy worlds with a keyboard and a drawing tablet. She makes up for the shocking absence of cats and coffee in her life by spending time with her supportive partner and drinking tea. From her experience as an editor, she shares insights about publishing and writing in her newsletter, and in between art posts and writing tips, she reflects on living with a chronic illness on social media. You can find her chasing otter penguins off the Normandy or co-hosting The Worldbuilder’s Tavern, a podcast for speculative fiction writers.

As an editor, Allison loves helping authors build worlds on the page. She’s particular about analyzing structure, assessing pacing and tension, and ensuring a pleasant reading experience at a line level. Allison specializes in fantasy, science fiction, and nonfiction on the topics of disability, chronic illness, video games, tabletop games, and pop culture. She has a soft spot for middle grade, but also edits young adult and adult novels. 

Allison's Favourite Things

Video Games

The Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Undertale, Ori and the Blind Forest, Final Fantasy VII and IX, Horizon Zero Dawn, Tunic, Celeste, Hollow Knight, Don’t Starve Together, Portal and Portal 2, Spiritfarer, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, League of Legends, Stardew Valley, Valheim


Diana Wynne Jones, Martha Wells, Samantha Shannon, Garth Nix, J.R.R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Leigh Bardugo, Stephanie Burgis, Jordan Ifueko, Andy Weir, Margaret Rogerson, Shelly Campbell, Ada Hoffman, Sunyi Dean, Moniquill Blackgoose, Trudie Skies, N.D. Stevenson

TV Shows

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly, Fringe, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, Stargate, RWBY, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Critical Role, The Office, The I.T. Crowd, Jane the Virgin, The Last of Us, Life in Pieces, Fullmetal Alchemist, My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, The Witcher