Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Alison began writing stories in elementary school, following in the footsteps of her journalist/author father, Lee Strobel. She moved to California where she was inspired to write her first novel, "Worlds Collide," which released with Waterbrook Press in 2005. Her sophomore release, "Violette Between" came the following year and earned her a Rita Award nomination from the Romance Writers of America. After writing "Violette Between" Alison took a break from writing to enjoy life with her new baby girl Abigail. She now has another daughter, Penelope Jane, and four more books: "The Weight of Shadows" and "The Heart of Memory" (with Zondervan Publishing), and "Reinventing Rachel" and "Composing Amelia" (with David C. Cook), as well as two children's books with her husband under the name Ali Morrow. Alison has been on a writing hiatus since 2011 and hopes to return in 2016 with a new release.