Alyson Mead attended Boston College, the Slade School of Art in London, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked in publishing as an editor and ghostwriter, and in film development at New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures, Village Roadshow, and the Buena Vista Motion Picture Group. She has also produced a documentary on mandated medical care, featuring Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon. Her plays have been staged at Off-Off Broadway and regional theaters around the country.
Alyson's fiction, essays and articles have appeared in over thirty publications, including Salon, In These Times, Bitch, BUST, Whole Life Times, Punk Planet, MSN, The Sun, AOL's That's Fit, Tapestry, Stylus, Clackamas Literary Review, and the New York Daily News, among others. She has received the Columbine Award for Screenwriting, the Roy W. Dean Filmmaking Grant, and awards from Writer’s Digest and USA Book News.
She's also the bestselling author of Wake Up to Your Stories and Wake Up to Your Weight Loss, and has toured across the country teaching meditation and giving workshops on a variety of healing topics, including manifestation and the development of a personal narrative practice. Her entrepreneurial spirit also helped to launch the Write It Off Club, an online community that helps people use sane, holistic methods to reduce reactivity and promote healthy weight loss.
Psychic since childhood, Alyson has been reading people since the age of 19, and has spent the intervening years honing her abilities with certifications at the highest levels in astrology, Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and sound healing. These days, she provides humorous and forthright readings and intuitive healing sessions as the Sassy Psychic (http://www.sassypsychic.com), serving celebrities, sports figures, and people from all walks of life.
Her new book, Searching for Sassy: An L.A. Phone Psychic's Tales of Life, Lust & Love, won Hay House's Book-to-Screen Pitchfest in New York, which garnered interest from Hollywood and resulted in a deal with the producers of USA Network's PSYCH, to develop the book for television.