Peggy Lampman

Peggy Lampman

Award-winning author of The Promise Kitchen

The ART OF REMEMBERING is an exquisitely drawn story of a talented ballerina confronted with the unimaginable, and her ensuing journey to find the truth. Set in the competitive dance world, this relatable story pulled me in from the beginning, never releasing its grip until the end. You will be rooting for Ailsa with every turning page.

Rochelle Berger Weinstein

Rochelle Berger Weinstein

USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter

Here is a deeply moving story, one woman's evocative journey through the life she knows and the one she's lost. A beautifully woven tale of finding yourself all over again with a heartwarming conclusion that will leave you a little richer.

Bette Lee Crosby

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Best Selling Author of Emily Gone

THE ART OF REMEMBERING is a gorgeously-written and beautifully told story of human behavior under the most catastrophic circumstances. From the prologue to the very last word, Ragsdale commands the reader's attention with characters that are both complex and compelling.

Amulya Malladi

Best Selling Author of The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

The body remembers even if the mind forgets. This is the essence of Alison Ragsdale's novel The Art of Remembering. Reading the book is like watching a Degas painting come to life and finding out what happens to the dancers after they leave the canvas. This is a luminous story about love…for a spouse, a friend, for music and for ballet— it’s heartbreaking and yet joyous.

Books With a Touch of Scotland

A proud Scots lass, I was born in Edinburgh and that strong connection to my homeland has never left me. Consequently, my novels are set in the stunning Highlands and islands of Scotland. I’ve tried to capture the essence of Scotland, the breathtaking scenery and the strength, humor and heart of the people. My books are emotionally charged novels about family, love, loss, hope and self discovery.

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About Alison

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Originally from Edinburgh, I am a former professional dancer and marketing executive. Having spent over two decades as a nomad, living in eight countries, I’ve now settled near Washington D.C. with my lovely husband and dog. I was educated in England and hold an MBA from the University of Leicester.

My first two novels, TUESDAY’S SOCKS and THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB, are both Amazon best sellers. THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB also won the 2016, IPPY Bronze medal in the Best Regional Fiction – Europe category. FINDING HEATHER is my third best-selling novel that was released in October, 2016. My fourth, A LIFE UNEXPECTED, also an Amazon best seller, won a 2018 IPPY Bronze medal in the Popular Fiction category.

THE ART OF REMEMBERING, released in July, 2019 debuted as a best seller. It has since been included in BookBub’s Best Book Club Book list for July and August, 2019, was honored as a finalist in the 2019 American Fiction Awards – Literary category, and was nominated for the Goodreads Readers Choice Award, 2019.

THE LIAR AND OTHER STORIES is my first collection of short stories and will be released on May 12th, 2020.


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