Allison Chase enjoys a busy life in the warmth of the South Florida sunshine with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their two wonderful and very talented daughters. Allison is a member of the RWA and the Florida Romance Writers, and in large part credits both organizations for her success as a romance author.
Originally from New England , she grew up with a deep appreciation for the rich history of her surroundings, and admits that, "If living in the past is a bad thing, then I've been bad all my life!" She and her family love to travel, especially throughout the British Isles and Ireland, and she's never happier than when exploring historic sites such as castle ruins, ancient abbeys, or the rambling gardens of old country manors.
When asked what inspires her creativity, Allison says traveling, of course, but not even necessarily to the places where she sets her stories. "Any time I find myself somewhere new, where my family and I can experience lifestyles and adventures that are unique to anything we can do at home, I feel recharged and excited to sit down and write. It can be a cruise to Alaska , or a weekend at Disney World - hey, just get me out of the house!"
Inspiration also comes from reading books by fellow authors, many of whom have become good friends as well as mentors over the years. Before Allison ever sat down to write, she was an avid reader and continues to enjoy a fairly wide variety of styles and genres. Her favorite romance subgenres are historical, paranormal, and romantic suspense. She also loves historical fiction and nonfiction, her favorite eras being the Middle Ages, Tudor times and the Regency.
Allison's hobbies include archery and collecting period costumes. In a pinch, she can be anyone from Maid Marion to a Celtic Queen to Jane Austen!