An Interview with the Pueblo West Library!

Hello all you lovely readers!

I hope you and yours are staying safe and as comfortable as possible during these uncertain times!

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you all a remote interview I was able to do with the amazing Rachel Salazar from the Pueblo West Library this past Monday. We chatted about The Silence Between Us, a bit about In 27 Days, and my wacky writing process.

Take a look!

Interview with the Pueblo West Library

Enjoy, and stay safe out there!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

A Busy New Year & Some Exciting News!

Hello, all you lovely readers!

I hope the New Year has been kind and pleasant so far with plenty of new books to dive into.

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you all some unbelievably awesome news…

The Silence Between Us was just announced as the 2020 Schneider Family Teen Honor Book!

I am still in awe over here, and so lucky to have gotten this far! I want to say thanks a million to everyone who helped make this possible, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

If you’d like to check out the other amazing authors who won or were honored with the Schneider Family Book Award – and I highly recommend you should! – take a look below:


Winner: Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You  Sonia Sotomayor & Rafael Lopez

Honor Book: A Friend for Henry – Jenn Bailey & Mika Song

Middle Grade

Winner: Song for a Whale – Lynne Kelly

Honor Book: Each Tiny Spark – Pablo Cartaya

Young Adult

Winner: Cursed  – Karol Ruth Silverstein

So have fun reading, everyone!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

The Silence Between Us – one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019!

Hello, you fabulous readers!

I hope this holiday season is going swimmingly for you all. I know it’s been pretty hectic for me!

I just wanted to take a moment to share something pretty exciting – The Silence Between Us has been chosen as one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019!

Check the article below –

NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019

Thanks a million, NPR!

Happy reading, everyone!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

A Giveaway for The Silence Between Us!

Hello, you lovely readers!

I’ve got some exciting news here – a giveaway for The Silence Between Us has arrived!

With this amazing giveaway, you’ll have the choice to enter in to win a copy of The Silence Between Us in either audiobook format –


hardback format –

Both prizes also include a fabulous bookmark, as well as an exclusive promotional poster!

This giveaway kicks off at 12 am on Wednesday, October 23, and will run for two weeks, ending at 12 am on Wednesday, November 6.

Entry for this contest is super easy too. All you have to do is make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@alisonauthorgervais) AND Twitter (@Ally_Gervais) and that’s it!

(And though it’s certainly not required, leaving a quick review on Amazon helps too! :D)

To enter, simply click on the link below:

The Silence Between Us Giveaway!

So make sure you set your alarms so you can enter on time and tell your friends all about it too!

I can’t wait to announce the winners!

Until next time –

Lots of love,

Alison <3

(Please note that at this time, the giveaway is open to US & Canada only – so sorry!)

Now That Some Time Has Passed…. Waving Hands & The Silence Between Us!

Hello, you lovely readers!

It’s hard to believe that The Silence Between Us has been out in the world for almost two months now – and what an unbelievable experience this has been!

And thank you so much to you all for your support and encouragement….I don’t think I would’ve made it this far without you!

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, head on over to your favorite retailer to grab the book today! Did I mention it’s also available in audiobook format too?

I’d also like to take a moment to give a special shout out to the lovely people over at the Waving Hands organization in South Florida, who personally reached out to me after having read The Silence Between Us. 😀

They are a fabulous organization with the amazing mission of providing, “services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and their families with skills in community involvement, entertainment, education and advocacy, for the purpose of furthering and maintaining a quality of life that is conductive to independent and healthy living.” Take a look at this link where you’ll find the best tool for your business to write more professional articles to attract customers.

Having worked in Deaf services myself for two years, I know this is something we absolutely NEED more of. Kudos to Waving Hands for making it happen!

Check out their website for further information by clicking on this link here:

Waving Hands

And if you’d like take a peek at the message I left for the group, check out the link below:

A Special Message

Again, thanks a million to everyone (especially Waving Hands!) and happy reading!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

IT’S HERE! The Silence Between Us Has Arrived!

Hello you fabulous readers,

It’s been 48 hours since The Silence Between Us reached bookstores, and I am still in awe!

This was a story two years in the making, and it’s still a little unbelievable that it’s actually out there in the world now!

So I hope you’re all enjoying the story – I really hope so! – and if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, feel free to order from your favorite retailer by clicking on one of the links below:

Barnes & Noble




Thanks a million, and happy reading!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

A Sneak Peak at The Silence Between Us!

Hello you fabulous readers,

I hope you are all enjoying your summer reads and soaking up the sun before autumn hits!

I have an exciting treat to share with you all…the first two chapters of The Silence Between Us!

This Own Voices novel is something I CANNOT wait for you all to read – and because I might be a wee bit impatient! – I’m throwing up the first two chapters for you all to take a sneak peak at.

So, please, click on the link below, and enjoy!

And if you’re so inclined afterward, click on one of the links below to pre-order your copy of The Silence Between Us now!


Barnes & Noble



Don’t forget to send in pics for your pre-order receipts to to take advantage of our awesome pre-order incentives: an exclusive downloadable poster, and a behind-the-scenes video where I talk about what went in to creating The Silence Between Us! August 13, release day, will be here before we know it, so make sure to send in your receipts before then!

And as always – happy reading!

Lots of love,

Alison <3

The Silence Between Us and a Pretty Awesome Pre-Order Campaign!

Hello, you lovely readers!

I’m a bit late to the game here, I know – turns out keeping busy with work, writing, and a surprise pregnancy can really take a lot out of you!

But I’m here to share with you all some pretty darn awesome incentives when you pre-order your copy of The Silence Between Us and send a pic of your receipt to:

Like….this fabulous exclusive downloadable poster!

Seriously, how beautiful is this poster?! Still can’t get enough of it.

Also available to those who send in their pre-order receipts is a behind-the-scenes video about The Silence Between Us where I talk about just what went into creating the story and much more!

It’s a lot of fun, folks, and I promise you won’t want to miss it. So send in those pre-order receipts to take advantage of these awesome incentives!

And with some more exciting news…we are now less than a month out from the release of The Silence Between Us and I can hardly believe it! I started this project back in 2017, and it’s come along way since the very first rough draft.

I’m so unbelievably excited and nervous to share this Own Voices story with you all, but I think it’s about darn time! I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever poured this much of myself into my writing before, so this project has become something very near and dear to my heart.

I really hope all you readers enjoy it!

So click on one of the links below to pre-order your copy of The Silence Between Us now and send in pics of those receipts by August 12 to get those pre-order incentives.


Barnes & Noble



Lots of love,

Alison <3

PS – The Silence Between Us will also be available as an audiobook, which you can pre-order too if you’d like!

Some Exciting News & Upcoming Events!

Hello, all you fabulous readers!

I hope life is treating you fantastically and that there are plenty of good reads on your bookshelves waiting to be devoured.

But in other news…I’ve got some traveling ahead of me!

Recently I was asked to attend the School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog this coming May 29 and sit on a Young Adult panel with a few other amazing authors! I can hardly believe The Silence Between Us caught SLJ’s attention, but I’m honored to be able to participate and speak alongside other fabulous authors such as:

Jessica Bennett, This is 18

Thanhha Lai, Butterfly Yellow

Kim Liggett, The Grace Year

Tochi Onyebuchi, War Girls

Feel free to click on the book titles to learn more about these exciting titles, because I promise these are ones you’re going to want to read ASAP!

The YA panel will take place from 1:50 PM to 2:40 PM, and signings will take place later on. I’m so excited for this opportunity I can hardly wait!


I’m also lucky enough to be attending the Book Expo of America on May 30 for a signing for The Silence Between Us!

Please check out my News & Important Events page for more details about these exciting events as they unfold!

Hope to see you all in New York City soon!

Lots of love,


Czech AND Polish editions of IN 27 DAYS!

Hello all you lovely readers!

I am so behind in posting this, so firstly, let me offer my apologies! Life has been throwing me more curveballs than expected lately, and only now am I feeling as if I can breathe normally again.


I am so unbelievably excited to announce that IN 27 DAYS has been translated into Czech and Polish!

It was unbelievable – and still is – that IN 27 DAYS was published in English, but now in Czech and Polish too? I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind around it. Take a look at these cool covers:


And just because it’s so gorgeous, I’m going to throw up the cover for the Spanish edition of IN 27 DAYS too.


So click on my “Books!” page to check out where you can purchase your Polish, Czech, or Spanish editions of IN 27 DAYS! 😀

Happy reading!

Lots of love,