Allison Tait is the internationally published bestselling author of six novels. Also known as A.L. Tait, Allison’s first children’s book series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, has won her a legion of fans across the country, and is now available in the US, UK, and other territories around the world.
Race to the End of the World (The Mapmaker Chronicles #1) was shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015, was a Notable book in the 2015 CBCA Children’s Book Of The Year (Younger Readers) Award, and has been shortlisted for a range of children’s choice awards. Prisoner Of The Black Hawk (book #2) was shortlisted for the 2015 Aurealis Awards, and books 3 and 4 (Breath of the Dragon, Beyond the Edge of the Map) continue the bestselling adventures of The Mapmaker Chronicles.
Allison’s latest series, The Ateban Cipher, currently comprises two books The Book of Secrets and The Book of Answers, and continue Allison’s success with epic adventure stories. A regular speaker at writers' festivals in Australia and internationally, Allison teaches creative writing workshops for adults and children, as well as being the brains behind our successful online courses, Build Your Author Platform, Make Time To Write, 30-Day Creative Writing Bootcamp, and Creative Writing Quest for Children.
Allison has also written five non-fiction books, including So You Want to Be A Writer (co-authored with Valerie Khoo, 2019), Career Mums (Penguin Australia, 2012), Credit Card Stressbusters (Wiley, 2009) and two ghost-written memoir/biographies.
She is the co-host, of the top-rating So You Want To Be A Writer podcast.
Allison blogs at allisontait.com
Allison teaches Creative Writing Stage 1, Make Time to Write, Creative Writing Quest for Kids, Build Your Author Platform, Creative Writing 30-day Bootcamp and How to Write for Children and Young Adults.