Monday, July 22, 2013

Who am I? Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Back to Basics:
Who is Allison Bruning?

Welcome to Day 3 of the 10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge. Today I was asked:

So here it goes. A bio about yours truly. 

       Allison Bruning has had a passion for writing since childhood. She originally hails from Marion, Ohio but lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and their Australian Cattle Dog, Lakota Sioux. Her writings are typically set in Ohio and Kentucky but she has also written about Ireland, France, and West Texas. Allison is also from Alpine, Texas. Her husband is from Marfa, Texas. Both small towns are located in the Big Bend Region of Texas. 

     Allison's father, Roland Irving Bruning, was the son of German immigrants who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Her paternal grandmother was from the Black Forest region of German while her paternal grandfather was from Northern Germany. Allison has one brother.  Her mother's family had immigrated from Scotland, Ireland and England during the 17th century. She is a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, tracing her linage to Private Rueben Messenger of Connecticut. Allison enjoys family stories, history and genealogy. She finds inspiration for her historical fiction through these avenues. Her current series, The Secret Heritage, is based on a family secret that she learned about while conducting genealogical research on her Grandfather Carr's side of the family. 

      Allison's educational background includes a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Anthropology and a Texas Elementary Teaching certificate. Both acquired at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Allison received National Honor Society memberships in both Theatre Arts and Communication. She was also honored her sophomore year with admission into the All American Scholars register. She holds graduate hours in Cultural Anthropology and Education. In 2007, Allison was named Who's Who Among America's Educators. She is also the recipient of the Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards. Allison will received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Full Sail University on June 28, 2013. Since graduation she has been working with Film Smith Productions on several projects.

      Allison is a bestselling author and owner of Mountain Springs House. Mountain Springs House is a publishing house located in Louisville, Kentucky. It's mission is to provide a personal publishing experience to every author. Their goal is make every author a bestselling author. In order to achieve this goal, Allison has sought out the best editors, formattors and graphic artists to bring the author's dream into reality. She also helps her authors with marketing advice and is open to them from 8am to 8pm everyday. 

      When she is not writing her novels or running Mountain Springs House, Allison works in the media as a screen and scriptwriter. She is currently working on two webseries and three music videos. She has written a full length feature film, several shorts and other projects. All of her projects are in various stages of production. 

      Allison interests include Ohio Valley history, anthropology, travel, culture, history, camping, hiking, backpacking, spending time with her family, and genealogy.  She can be found on Facebook at She is also on twitter @emeraldkell. Her blog can be found at Her author page on Goodreads is and her Amazon author page may be found at

Well there you have it. My author's bio. Enjoy!

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