Jennifer Allison

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General Information

Name: Jennifer Allison

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1966 in Saline, Michigan

Websites: and




Illinois Connection

Allison lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jennifer Allison is a former journalist, Book Editor and high school English teacher. She has written the popular Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator and Iggy Loomis series.

Published Works

Gilda Joyce Series:

  • Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, Dutton, 2005
  • Gilda Joyce and the Ladies of the Lake, Dutton, 2006
  • Gilda Joyce and The Ghost Sonata , Dutton, 2008
  • Gilda Joyce and The Dead Drop, Dutton, 2009
  • Gilda Joyce: The Bones of the Holy, Dutton, 2011

Iggy Loomis Series:

  • Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training, Dial, 2013
  • Iggy Loomis, A Hagfish Called Shirley, Dial, 2014

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Gilda Joyce Series:

  • Starred Reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist and Publishers Weekly
  • Included in School Library Journal's "Best Books of the Year" and Booklist Magazine's "Top Ten Mysteries" lists
  • Edgar Award nomination from Mystery Writers of America
  • Sunshine State Award nomination

Iggy Loomis Series:

  • Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training, 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Jennifer Allison has presentations and workshops available for all ages and can speak to large assemblies or classroom-sized groups at your school.

Her presentation and workshop options include:

  • Writing IGGY LOOMIS: From Bugs to Books!
  • The Mystery Genre
  • Spy Fiction Writing Workshop

To schedule a school visit, please go to: Author Presentations or send an email to with the subject heading "SCHOOL VISIT".

Skype book talks are also available for groups that have already read one or more of Jennifer Allison’s books.

External Links

Jennifer Allison on WorldCat


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