Allison Churchill

Writer and editor since 1983.

My first published work, when I was 5, was a poem about pizza in the Kenmore School District poetry book. I went on to work for the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, in Keyser, W.Va.; joining the Army as a public affairs specialist took me to Fort Hood, Texas, and various cities in Iraq; and since getting to New York City, I’ve written for Scholastic, Insider and Guideposts. Most recently freelancing for Indiana-based AmeriForce Media. Proud member of Solutions Journalism Network and Military Veterans in Journalism.

Some of my favorite samples:

From the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, February 23, 2002, “Local churches united in worship, divided in practice of Lent.”

From the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, June 24, 2002, “A new life begins for local cancer survivor.”

From, November 10, 2004, “WWII Vets Share Stories with Today’s Troops.”

From DVIDS, October 4, 2006, “MND-B Soldiers provide aid to Baghdad citizens.”

From DVIDS, August 8, 2008, “Bandits Share Knowledge with Salvadorans.”

From DVIDS, September 8, 2008, “Sky’s the limit for new U.S. citizen.”

From Guard Times magazine, Winter 2009 (page 25), “Comic Performs for Full House of Fellow Soldiers.”

From, July 1, 2009, “Last Outpost in Wasit back in Iraqi Hands.”

From Scholastic’s DynaMath, January 2013, “Racing to Save Wolves.”

From Scholastic’s MATH, December 10, 2012, “Bargain Hunters.”

From Business Insider, November 12, 2012, “Successful Former Military Members Show Troops the Way on ‘The Outside.

From Guideposts, August 19, 2016, “Rio 2016: 4 Inspiring Observations at the Olympics.”

From Guideposts, July 28, 2017, “Someone Cares: Earth Friendly.” 

From Guideposts, April 2018, “I Will Right Myself Like a Soldier.” 

From Guideposts, October 2019, “Someone Cares: Write on, Matey!” 

From Reserve + National Guard, March 25, 2021, Missouri Guardsmen open combat arms door to women.” 

From Military Influencer, August 2021, “Army Chick Fitness Team teaches soldiers strength and skills.” 

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