About the Author


Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series.  Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly. 


The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:

  • Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
  • Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
  • Best Book Award Finalist
  • Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
  • Southern Festival of Books Panelist
  • Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author