Allison K. Hymas received a BA in English in 2012 and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University in 2014.
Hymas writes poetry and short fiction. In 2014, her poems “Trying to Understand String Theory” and “I’m sorry” were published in FLARE: The Flagler Review, and “Domestic” and “Warning” were published in 2014 in Sassafras literary journal. Later that year, her poem “Pluto, On Becoming a Dwarf Planet” was published in Dark Matter, and in 2015, her short fiction “Siren Song” was published in Rivet.
She also is the author of novel-length Middle Grade works Under Locker and Key (Aladdin, 2017), a Whitney Award Finalist in the category of Middle Grade, Arts and Thefts (Aladdin, 2018), and The Explorer’s Code (Imprint/Macmillan, 2020).
In 2017, Allison K. Hymas began teaching first-year writing and creative writing at Brigham Young University, which is her current position. She keeps a blog titled The Story Fanatic and currently lives in Springville, Utah.