Allison Backous Troy is a writer and educator living in Grand Junction, Colorado. Her work has been published in Image Journal, the St. Katherine's Review, Books and Culture, Comment and other places. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction at Seattle Pacific University.
After recalling the frenetic pace of past Christmas seasons, a writer commits to celebrate Advent as it should be -- a time to embrace desire and hope.
After failing in her New Year’s resolution to read a book a week, Allison Backous realized that she needed to repent of the sin of pride. During Lent, she is approaching her reading practice with a different spirit.
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