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Alison Fromme has tracked rattlesnakes, witnessed dynamite blasts, and eaten goat stew while on assignment for national magazines and regional publications, including Backpacker, Discover, Pregnancy, and Mountain Home Magazine. She has also created educational materials for the New York Times Learning Network, PBS, McDougal Littell and many others. Alison lives in upstate New York, where she founded Ithaca’s Food Web, a hyperlocal website publishing local food news and commentary on topics ranging from crop disease outbreaks to school lunch reform. Alison is currently the Project Manager for The Science Writers’ Handbook.

Civil War facial wound

Q&A: Liza Gross reports on facial reconstruction medicine

Discover Magazine’s September 2014 cover story, New Hope for Soldiers Disfigured in War, details how Army surgeon Robert Hale is advancing facial reconstruction medicine in response to the wounds of […] ...Keep Reading »

Breaking the Ice in an Interview

Breaking the Ice in an Interview

  I’ve often wondered if there is a perfect way to begin an interview. Sometimes I stumble at the start. I’m excited, and I have a lot to accomplish in […] ...Keep Reading »

Why is storytelling important in science writing?

Why is storytelling important in science writing?

Last month, I participated in a “Writing Science for the Masses” roundtable discussion with the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State. My co-panelists, Amy Teitel and A’ndrea Messer, […] ...Keep Reading »