allison is a new york-based writer, author, and speaker.

She is also an Emmy award-winning, multi-platform journalist and winner of the 2013 Washington Irving Book Award for Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children. Her work on family, parenting, health, grief, loss, September 11th, work/life balance, cancer prevention, and genetic testing appears in numerous print and online publications including CNN.com, The New York Times, Parenting, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post. An approachable and inspiring personality, Allison has been featured on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC, and she’s proud to have been named a “Lifechanger” by the nationally syndicated television show EXTRA.

I am excited to announce the subject of my next book. It’s a topic that really excites me.
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There are many reasons I love my husband. One of them is his genuine appreciation that sometimes writers need to break away from life as they know it, to separate from those they love most, in order to wrestle their thoughts to the page. My time away from home these last few days to write my new book has been wildly productive, and I can’t thank him enough for making them so.

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6/20/2015FORCE 2015 Annual Conference (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
Panel Discussion: Revealing the Story Within – Writing about Cancer and Cancer Risk
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Lisa Rezende, lisar@facingourrisk.org
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5/08/2015 – Motherless Daughters Luncheon
Keynote Speaker
New Orleans, LA
Contact: Allison Durant, allisondurant@me.com
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