Melanie Atherton Allen
Melanie Atherton Allen lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania with her cat (Anubis), her boyfriend (Alec), and about thirty goldfish (only some of whom have names). She has an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has won multiple awards at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference for her fiction, including the first prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Supernatural Fiction (2009). A story of Melanie's has recently appeared in the webzine The Were-Traveler.