Allison Hawn was born in Idaho and has spent her life obtaining adventures. The daughter of a musician, she was brought up all over the United States with occasional dalliances into foreign lands. She holds a degree in psychology from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, where she also had a weekly humor column with a small time newspaper The Crusader.
Life is a Circus Run By a Platypus is her first creative published work. She currently resides in Spokane, Washington, where she works with homeless and at-risk youth, but calls a myriad of locations home.