Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Maybe a FoxFirefly HollowLittle BoySo Many DaysStar BrightA Very Brave Witch, and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children’s books include All Rivers Flow to the SeaCountdown to Kindergarten, and Snap. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Laguna Beach, California. You can visit her at

Books by this Author

Dear Sister
What I Leave Behind
Pablo and Birdy
Maybe a Fox
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Here's what I put in my high school yearbook, and I do believe it's what I'd still put today: Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fly, using just my arms. Fly, fly, fly! Sometimes, when I dream, I'm swooping up and over mountain after mountain. How I would love to do that for real.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, integrity and humor.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That would be Doing A Headstand. Yep, I've been scared of that particular feat all my life, have never done one, and I've decided to come clean. So there you have it.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Acting.

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