Nancy and John Walkley of Trumbull have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alison Jane, to Justin Robert Simmel, son of Johanna and Robert Simmel, also of Trumbull.

Ms. Walkley graduated from Trumbull High School in 2003 and from Dickinson College in 2007. She lives in Tempe, AZ., where she works as a communications manager for a skin care company PCA SKIN and writes novels; she currently has three books to her name.

Mr. Simmel, who graduated from Gettysburg College in 2007, is a customer service representative at Bill Me Later in Chandler, AZ. He lives in Tempe, AZ.

They plan to marry in November at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, AZ.