I was born and raised in Oklahoma. My mother was a teacher and my father a farmer and rancher. I have one older sister.
In high school, I was very active in a number of student organizations and graduated as co-valedictorian of my senior class. I then attended Oklahoma State University and Cornell University and worked for several years in the agricultural industry before writing full-time.
My books have been published in more than twenty countries and have appeared on best-seller lists from the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and Bookscan. They have sold over two million copies in the United States.
I am one of the luckiest people in the world, and today, I’m able to do the job I wanted to do when I was a kid, and I am back living in Oklahoma.
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When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Ally answered most likely to succeed.
Other Fun Facts
- When I was a sophomore in high school Queen Elizabeth waved at me.
- I grew up on a farm.
- I wrote a Christmas movie that will be on Netflix next fall.
- I like to cook.
- I haven't had a haircut since February, so please don't judge me when you see me.