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

My Works

A Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers: Stories that Celebrate our Feline Friends
"Taming Miss Jazzy," my essay about a shelter cat our family adopted who was a handful to deal with is included in this anthology.

The Way Home
“What makes The Way Home worth reading, more than anything else, are the quirky but still believable characters. Johnson’s portrayal of the often awkward issue of how to deal with a failing, and in this case, cantankerous parent, is deft and sensitive--graced with more than a garnish of humor.”
--Tim Wilcox, Coast Magazine

Your Self-Confident Baby
“Magda Gerber’s approach will deepen your understanding of your baby and help you truly appreciate the complexity, competence, and amazing capacities of the small human being for whom you are caring.”
--Jeree H Pawl, Ph.D., U.C. San Francisco