About Allison

Allison McClain Merrill is an entertainment journalist with a passion for pop culture and television history. She works as a freelance writer and editor and loves interviewing actors, artists, and creators for Past Foot Forward. Allison is represented by Susan Velazquez Colmant of Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

Allison grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and earned her bachelor’s degrees (music education & English) at Jacksonville University. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music in 2019.

Southeast Michigan is currently home for Allison and her husband, Jackson, a renowned organist and choirmaster. When she’s not singing, writing, or editing, Allison teaches virtual exercise classes and spends time with her favorite people: her family and friends.

You can reach her by email: allisonmcclainmerrill@gmail.com.