Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that's gathering dust after it was determined that she's better at writing fluff than hard news.
- 2nd place 2009 Missouri Literary Festival Award for Short Fiction "For Everything A Time"
- Honorable Mention 2010 Weta Nichols Writing Contest "The Convict & the Cattleman"
- Honorable Mention 2011 Weta Nichols Writing Contest "The Treasure Hunter's Lady"
- First runner-up 2011 Missouri Literary Festival Civil War Short Fiction Challenge News-Leader People's Choice Award Category "Best Laid Plans"
- Best First Page 2013 JANO Event sponsored by Sleuths's Ink "The Siren's Sentinel"
- Best First Sentence 2013 JANO Event sponsored by Sleuth's Ink "The Siren's Sentinel"
- 1st place 2013 Weta Nichols Writing Contest Paranormal/Sci-fi Category "The Heckmasters-Wystan"
- 2nd place 2015 Weta Nichols Writing Contest Paranormal/Sci-fi Category "Lawless"