Alison Downs is a writer and editor living in Boston, Massachusetts.  She is currently seeking representation for her first novel, Ladybird Adrift.

cropped-Downs-0060.jpgAlison holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and an MA in English & Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.

Her poetry and fiction has appeared in various journals, both online and print, and her first textbook will be released in January 2017.

Walter E. Butts, the late poet laureate of New Hampshire, had this to say about her work:

“[Ladybird Adrift] impressively adapts the devices of Romance writing, resulting in a character-driven novel that speaks to the vulnerability and passion inherent in the human condition. In gracefully rendered prose perfectly suited to the narrator’s tone and a New York City setting that enhances both the plot’s realism and symbolism, this is a novel notable for its compassion and authenticity.”


To contact Alison for sample pages, please email her at AlisonDowns [at] gmail [dot] com.