Author Alison Karlene Hodgins

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I’m a Canadian travel writer, freelance journalist, editor and blogger from Grande Prairie, Alberta. I’m currently seeking representation for my debut memoir, Backbone.

About Backbone:

When I broke my back snowboarding in France at 20 years old, I thought it was the worst day of my life. Three weeks after returning home, nearly paralyzed, my healthy, 55-year-old father was killed in a freak accident. After fracturing my physical backbone, I lost the backbone of my family.

Four international adventures bookend two traumatic events that unravel and redefine my understanding of the world—and myself. Through travels in Australia, Europe, India, and South Korea, I struggle with grief, loss, and self-love while rebuilding my identity and reclaiming my independence.

About me:

I’m the online editor and social media manager for Explore magazine. My work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Traveller, HI Hostels, Cottage Life, British Columbia Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and CBC’s Vinyl Cafe. I hold a Writing and Publishing diploma, a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction.

Read recent articles:

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Featured on:

The Globe and Mail – Canadian Traveller – Explore – Cottage Life – Zafigo – British Columbia Magazine – The Huffington Post – World Nomads – Chicken Soup for the Soul – The Vinyl Cafe