Allison Wiest was an elementary school teacher for 12 years, but has had a passion for writing since she was young. In 2018, she left her teaching position to finally write the story that had been developing in her head for over five years. Roaming Riley: A Delmarva Adventure is Allison’s first novel in what will be a series of books about Riley’s adventures around the world. As a child, Allison spent one week every summer vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland with her sisters, parents, and grandparents. When she grew older, her family decided to move the vacation to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It seemed fitting that Riley’s first adventure would be on the Eastern Shore, at the beach. Allison currently lives only 3 miles away from Ocean City in Selbyville, Delaware with her husband, two daughters, three cats, and a dog.