Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Alison now lives in Farnham with her British

husband and 3 young children.  She works as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist

and has over 10 years of experience helping children with special needs reach their



Alison has been writing stories since she was a child.  After years of scribbling story ideas on envelopes and scrap paper,  Alison finally joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI-BI) in 2014 and with their support, her writing took off.


‘The New LiBEARian' won 2nd Place at the Winchester Writers Festival 2015, the Margaret Carrey Scholarship with SCBWI-BI, was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's book award 2017, and was selected as a book for the Summer Reading Challenge, 2017


Other writing credits include:  2nd Place and Honourable Mention at Winchester Writers Festival 2014, Winner of the 2014 SCBWI-BI Slush Pile competition.


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