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In the Spotlight | Alyson Horrocks

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Born and raised in California, Alyson Horrocks moved to New England with her husband and four children in 2005. She connected instantly with the history, beauty, and rich atmosphere of the region and has never looked back.

When Alyson began writing her blog, New England Living, in 2007, her intent was to use it as a vehicle to keep in touch with faraway family and friends. It wasn’t long before she developed a passion for capturing the stunning scenery of the Northeast through the lens of her camera. The focus of her blog moved away from family updates and more toward her growing love for her adopted homeland of New England. She now fills her blog with images from every corner of New England, from its small-town farms and quintessential countryside and villages to the excitement and activity of Boston and its surrounding areas. She spends much of her free time traveling the region, seeking seasonal events, hidden gems, and beautiful vistas of the land she has come to love. Salem, Massachusetts, is a favorite subject, and she feels a great kinship with the town where many of her ancestors (including some of the accused witches) came from.

Alyson and her family live in a late-18th-century Colonial in a small town in southern New Hampshire. It was a dream fulfilled to move into an antique home in a village populated by other historic homes, complete with a village green. She now can’t imagine living without the warmth, coziness, time-worn floors and beams, and all the hidden secrets an old house contains within its walls. Though she wasn’t born a New Englander, she’s now thoroughly rooted to this land and endlessly intrigued by its stories, history, and charm.





Follow along as she shares her latest adventures on New England Living.





View her latest photos on Instagram.





Take a tour of the small New Hampshire village she calls home.





Peek inside her Colonial home.





Read her article on the many layers of Salem, Massachusetts.

  • Dear Alyson, My assistant follows your blog and showed me all the ink you have given to Salem and The House of the Seven Gables! Thank you! We have a speaker series called Seven Lectures that is booked for 2014 ( includes Bill Martin this year) , but I wondered if you might be interested in participating in 2015? We also are funding the Salem Literary Festival this coming November. Check out or web for upcoming lectures, The Malala Portraits exhibit (April 3-10) and Taste of The Gables ( Sept. 21) our big gala with over 30 chefs, vintners, and brewers is held outside under a big white tent on our oceanfront lawn! Best regards, Karen Barter, Dir. of Development


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