Alison Fromme (2015)

Alison FrommeThe environment, the economy, our health, and our culture all intersect, often with opposing origins and trajectories. Are we paying attention? Alison Fromme strives to bring important issues to light, in lively and understandable writing.

To that end, Alison has tracked rattlesnakes, witnessed dynamite blasts, and eaten goat stew while on assignment for national magazines and regional publications, including National Geographic, 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 New York’s Finger Lakes region and she is currently working on her first creative nonfiction book.
In 2018, she was a Fellow of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources St. Lawrence River Institute. In 2015, she founded Hot Potato Press, a grant-funded hyperlocal website publishing food news and commentary. Also in 2015, she was awarded a National Association of Science Writers Career Development Grant and a Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In 2013, she collaborated with 34 colleagues to write The Science Writers’ Handbook (Da Capo Press). Alison is the President of Slatestone Media LLC.

Over the past 12 years, Alison has:
*published in magazines and newspapers
*been awarded fellowships and grants
*launched and written for the local food news site Hot Potato Press
*created curriculum materials for educational organizations
*edited newsletters for nonprofits
*written for health and science trade and academic journals
*joined professional writers associations, including NASW, ASJA, and the Authors Guild