Allyson Jacob is a freelance writer and content creator living and working in the Greater D.C. area. She current ghostwriters for a prominent PR firm and is accepting other clients on a part-time basis.
Jacob is the founder of Girls’ Voices, a series of creative writing and mindfulness classes for tweens and teens. She has led classes in both elementary and middle school settings and has recently expanded her roster to include creative writing classes for boys as well.
As a journalist, Jacob served as the Content Editor for Innovation and Job News at Elevation DC. Her work has also been featured in Northern Virginia Magazine and on Urbanful.org. She had a rotating column in The Cincinnati Enquirer, and her work has been featured in Cincinnati CityBeat, Communique, and The Source magazine, among other places. For four years, she covered theater and events for AroundCinci.com.
Jacob is also a playwright. Her three children’s plays—Jillian’s Island, Noah and the Ark¸ and Mr. Gershwin Goes to the Farm—were all produced in Cincinnati. Several of her scripts for adults, including Outside the Lines and Jay’s Symphony, were given staged readings by Cincinnati Playwrights’ Initiative and The Open Door Theatre in Chapel Hill, NC. Her current script, Jew-ish, is available for perusal here.
A NaNoWriMo winner in 2015, she is revising her novel, Avon High, and hopes to finish it sometime before she passes away from exhaustion.