Allison Gilbert is the author of Always Too Soon. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, and is a now a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. She is the founder of Parentless Parents, a nationwide network of parents who have experienced the loss of their own mothers and fathers. Allison is also a public speaker and an Emmy award-winning television news producer. She graduated from Georgetown University and lives in New York with her husband and their two children.