Allyson Condie, known commonly as Ally, is an American novelist who tackles social issues facing young adults in contemporary America through her dystopic tales. She is the author of two book series, including the international bestseller 'Matched', and its sequel, 'Crossed'. A former English teacher (who still keeps her license current, just in case!), she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.
Author's Comment: I started writing seriously at about the same time I became a mom. Which was nice because I've always built the writing around the kids - but also challenging in its way too. I've been doing this for seven and a half years now. And here is the only secret I have learned: things change. I used to write during naptime, then during naptime/preschool overlap, and then when I had my third son, I realized that three schedules very seldom overlap. But it's still very important to me to write every day - I'm a somewhat slow writer, in that I complete about one book per year – and that's the way I get it done.