About me

A woman stands in front of a green, leafy background. She is wearing a red and black athletic jacket with a grey scarf and black rectangular sunglasses. She has fair skin and chin length blonde and brown hair. You can only see the left half of her face and her left shoulder.
Copyright Jessica Allyson 2018

Jessica Allyson is a pen name derived from a fictitious twin. When my mother was pregnant with me, the doctor was convinced that I was actually twins because I was clearly taking up a bit of space. Since it was the 1970s at the time, ultrasounds were primitive, and therefore no help. So, my parents had to prepare for the possibility of two newborns, which meant scrambling for a second name.

During the day, I work for a national members association, at night, I unleash my trivia-loving choir-singing fangirl self. I live in Ottawa, with my husband and our cat, who is our most vocal critic.

I’ll try to post something towards the end of every month. Anything on top of that is sprinkles.

You can follow me on Facebook at Jessica Allyson Writes.

@jallysonwrites is the handle for both my Twitter and my Instagram accounts.