Allison Johnson

Selected Works

anthology
"Taming Miss Jazzy," an essay about a shelter cat our family adopted who was a handful to deal with is included in this anthology.
fiction
“Allison Johnson's The Way Home is a beguiling blend of family politics, Western landscape, and the complications of the human heart.”
--Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Finding Casey
"A poignant story of a family broken by years of sorrow, Johnson fills a need by telling this tale."
--iBooktime.com, Readers iBook Reviews
"In The Way Home, the desert landscape seems to make all kinds of love and healing possible."
--Other Voices, Stacy Bierlein
"The Way Home's familiar landmarks put you in the story faster than ice melts on the sidewalk in July."
--Desert Sun
"What makes The Way Home worth reading more than anything else is the quirky but still believable characters."
--Coast Magazine, Tim Wilcox
parenting/childcare
“A vital resource for new and expectant parents.”
--Ed Greene, Ph.D., board member, NAEYC

The Author


Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson is a novelist, nonfiction author, and screenwriter. She also writes short stories and essays.

Her novel, The Way Home, (Macmillan/​Five Star), set in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, is the story of a woman forced to confront her broken relationship with her aging father.

Johnson co-authored Your Self-Confident Baby (John Wiley & Sons) with Magda Gerber, founder of Resources for Infant Educarers. Your Self-Confident Baby has been translated into Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, and Czech, released as an audiobook, and was featured in O: The Oprah Magazine.

Johnson has published essays and articles in The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, and other publications. She is a contributor to desertusa.com and to the anthology Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers (Adams Media).

A selection of Allison Johnson's short stories were performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles and at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, California. Her short story, "The Winter Season," placed her as a finalist for the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award. Her poetry has appeared in ONTHEBUS and in Phantom Seed, a literary journal of the desert.

She is a member of the Authors Guild.