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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alison Strobel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1976 in Arlington Heights, Illinois

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Biographical and Professional Information

Alison inherited the writing gene from her father, Lee, and grew up composing stories on everything from napkins to typewriters. Alison and her family now live in Colorado.

Published Works

  • Worlds Collide, WaterBrook Press, 2005
  • Violette Between, WaterBrook Press, 2006
  • Reinventing Rachael: A Novel, David Cook, 2010
  • The Weight of Shadows, Zondervan, 2010
  • The Heart of Memory, Zondervan, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Worlds collide /
ISBN: 1578567939. OCLC Number:

WaterBrook Press,. Colorado Springs, Colo. :. 2005.

While the headlines screamed "Hollywood Heartthrob Marries Girl Next Door," the public relationship of Jack Harrington and Grace Winslowe never revealed the private struggles that threatened to pull them apart--and when celebrity biographer Jada Eastman starts digging, she discovers that there's more to this couple than anyone could guess. Their relationship began like a scene from one of Jack's movies. Leaving behind a dead-end relationship and the bitter Chicago winter, Grace had moved to Southern California to start a new life. Meanwhile, Jack had established himself as an up-and-comer with considerable acting talent, and a private heartache. When a fateful accident pulled the two of them together, they couldn't avoid their initial attraction or the vast differences in their values and lifestyles. Now, against the backdrop of Beverly Hills and the 24/7 nature of the entertainment world, Jada grapples with her own beliefs as she encounters the spiritual chasm of this famous couple. Can Grace and Jack face the consequences of their own personal histories--and can the biographer avoid being affected? As the three of them examine the couple's bittersweet story, it becomes clear that everyday decisions can carry lifetime consequences when individual worlds collide.

Violette between :
ISBN: 1578567947. OCLC Number:

WaterBrook Press,. Colorado Springs, Colo. :. 2006.

Between here and the past, there lies a place ... a okaceof longing for what has been rather than hoping for what could be.

Reinventing Rachel /
ISBN: 1434767744. OCLC Number:

David C. Cook,. Colorado Springs, CO :. ©2010.

God let Rachel Westing down. For twenty-six years she's done everything by the book; she figures He should have her back. But then she learns her fiancé is cheating on her, her parents are getting a divorce, and her Christian mentor has a pill addiction. Where is God in all this? Nowhere, as far as Rachel can see. Wounded, bitter, and with a shattered faith, she quits her job and goes across the country to live with Daphne, her childhood best friend whose soul Rachel once thought she was meant to save.

The weight of shadows :
ISBN: 0310289459. OCLC Number:

Zondervan,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2010.

After a difficult childhood, Kim finds everything she needs in Rick--including a way to pay for her sins--but when Rick turns his physical abuse on their baby, Kim must protect her child at the risk of revealing her own crimes.

The heart of memory /
ISBN: 0310289475. OCLC Number:

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After undergoing a heart transplant, Christian writer Savannah Trover experiences a disconcerting loss of faith, a result which could have devastating consequences for the ministry that she and her husband have built up over a period of ten years.

Speaking Engagements

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