Zo B. Alley

Author of Books for Children

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Having grown-up in a family of literary grammarians, I have always been interested in words, recited and written. They have always been very important to me. I remember what it felt like to be read to as a child, on my parent's lap. That said, I became at long last thrilled to call myself an Author and see my own words in print with the publication of Theres a Wolf at the Door (Roaring Brook Press, 2008) and Theres a Princess in the Palace (Roaring Brook Press, 2010)! And now, my third book, Enzo Races in the Rain! I enjoy writing for being, among other things, a career that allows me to sit on the couch - my office! -- in my pajamas and play with a pen and paper! And, to know that, somewhere, someone is reading a book to a child.

As the very proud wife of illustrator R. W. Alley (check out his website, too!), and the mother of two wonderful young-adult children, I am similarly thrilled! School-wise, I received my B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, and my Ed.M. from Boston University. You don't need to know the years! We live in Barrington, Rhode Island; a beautiful state with lots of ocean air that makes my hair curly!

Selected Works

New picture book following the adventures of a puppy named Enzo, based on the NY Times best-selling novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain", by Garth Stein.
Five illustrated retellings of classic nursery tales told in comic book/graphic novel format
Five illustrated retellings of classic tales of princesses told in comic book/graphic novel format

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