About Me

Hi, I’m Allison Whitehead. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember.

One of my earliest memories is asking mum what I could write about. I was five.

Writing has been in my blood all my life. Over time I’ve dabbled in fiction and non-fiction. I have even written a book and received positive feedback from an agent but I’ve yet to publish it.

Allison and Freya

In Norfolk with our Bichon Frise, Freya Moray

By my teens, I realised I wanted to be a full-time writer. From then on, I never wanted to do anything else, although I remember telling my 5th-year career adviser this and after she stopped laughing she asked me what I wanted to do “as a proper job“.

I was first published in 1990 – initially letters to the editor, followed by articles and short stories. This led to regular work, including a monthly column in a well-known UK writing magazine. I wrote part-time for many years and it might have stayed that way if the internet hadn’t appeared.

Fast forward a few years, and I realised I was earning more writing part-time than I was from my full-time day job. I quit and since then I’ve never looked back.

That’s me in the pic, enjoying some great Norfolk weather with our Bichon Frise, Freya. I’m trying to train her to be my secretary/PA, but she doesn’t seem too interested… other than sitting next to me and snuggling while I work. That’s good enough for me!