Allison Salerno earned her master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She worked for many years as a newspaper writer, editor and editorial writer all over the east coast of the United States. Recently, she switched careers and now is a public high school English teacher, specializing in working with reluctant readers and writers. Her writing can be found at www.ramblingfollower.blogspot.com. She lives in New Jersey, where she and her husband are raising two sons.