Food & Fiction Writer

Alanna Peterson

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Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you’re here. 

My background is in molecular biology and nutritional science, and I’m the award-winning author of a series of food justice-focused young adult thrillers. I love learning new languages, creating elegant spreadsheets, digging in the dirt, and chopping vegetables.

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Dive Deeper into the world of the Call of the Crow Quartet

  • Behind the scenes stories & photos
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  • Maps
  • Recipes
  • & more!

On the Blog

Virtual Launch of Where Shadows Grow!

Where Shadows Grow, the second installment of the Call of the Crow Quartet, is now available. Check out these launch day goodies!

Today We March: Reflections on the 2018 March for Dignity

On a summer day in 2018, I marched twelve miles along the U.S.-Canada border in solidarity with farmworkers.

Overnight Apple Butter

I love cooking things that make the house smell good. And this slow-cooked apple butter really delivers on that front!

Escape to the Beach

In the mood for a little escape? Take a virtual visit to two very different beaches featured in Where Shadows Grow.

There is Magic in This World

When I was younger, I believed in magic. And then, for a long time, I didn't. But in recent years I've found my way back - and here's why.

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