Allie Rowbottom's debut book, Jell-O Girls, is now available from Little Brown and Company and, her essays can be found in various journals such as Vanity Fair, Salon, and The South Loop Review. Her essay “Ghosts and Houses” won the 2015 Editors’ Award from The Florida Review and received a "notable" mention in The Best American Essays of 2016. Her long lyric work, “World of Blue” received a "notable" mention in The Best American Essays of 2015. She has taught fiction and non-fiction at the University of Houston and the California Institute of the Arts, as well as at Boldface, an undergraduate creative writing conference. Allie has been the recipient of fellowships from Inprint and Tin House, where she was a 2016 scholar.
Allie holds a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jon, French bulldogs Butter and Jammy, and Ham the Morgan horse.