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.