Allyson was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and moved to Maine as a child. Her mother was from Houlton and later remarried and moved the family to the coast where Al grew up in the Castine area. After briefly attending college in Maine, Al moved down below the Mason-Dixon line for several years, returning to Maine in 2000 and has been a Bangor resident since 2002. Writing has been a life-long passion that comes naturally to Al through her father and grandfather, both journalists from Atlantic City.
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