How They Came to Us
Joanna initially met Alison at an all day pitch-a-thon conference in Chicago – yes, people actually find agents at those events! Joanna requested the full manuscript, which arrived in the fall and which Joanna (shamefully) didn’t read until a few, ahem, months later. But when she did, she read You & Me & Us in one sitting and cried a lot (in fact she still cries every time she reads it) and immediately offered Alison representation.
Alison Hammer has been spinning words to tell stories since she learned how to talk. A graduate of the University of Florida and the Creative Circus in Atlanta, she lived in 9 cities before settling down in Chicago. During the day, Alison is a VP Creative Director at FCB Chicago, but on nights and weekends you can find her writing upmarket women’s fiction. Her claims to fame include starring in an :08 clip on America’s Funniest People, sailing on all 18 Rock Boats and winning 2nd place in a Fantasy Football league.