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Alison has published 20 books for young adults and children, with translations into French, Korean, Dutch, Turkish and Bahasa Indonesian. She also writes fiction for adults.


She was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards and the CBC Nonfiction Prize, won the R. Ross Annett Award (Alberta Literary Awards) and the Writers' Union of Canada Writing for Children Award, and has been nominated 14 times for provincial children's choice awards. 


She gives writing workshops and presentations at schools, libraries, conferences and festivals, and does manuscript editing and evaluation. She also works as a Writing Advisor/Editor for the University of Alberta.


Her interests include animal welfare (and animals), reading actual newspapers, riding her bike, traveling, and rummaging in thrift shops. 


Photo credit Samuel McInnes

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