Alison's most recent novel is EONA which is the sequel to EON (aka The Two Pearls of Wisdom) and the conclusion of the EON duology. EONA debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List (Children's Chapter Books, 8th May) and the Indie Weekly Bestseller List. In the UK, EONA has been released under the title The Necklace of the Gods, and also as a YA edition titled EONA: Return of the Dragoneye. The EON/EONA duology has been sold into 18 countries, and translated into 11 languages.
EON won the 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and it was listed as a 2010 American Library Association Best Young Adult Book, a James Tiptree Jr. Award Honour Book and a C.B.C.A Notable Book.
Alison's first novel was Singing The Dogstar Blues, a science-fiction comedy thriller, which won an Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was listed as a C.B.C..A. Notable Book and an A.L.A. Best Young Adult book of 2004. Her second novel was a crime/thriller for adults which was shortlisted for the Davitt Award under its original title Killing the Rabbit. It will soon be re-released as an e-book under the title –A New Kind of Death–throughout the world, and in a print edition in Australia.
Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Ron, and their Machiavellian Jack Russell Terrier. She was a D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts, and has taught creative writing at postgraduate level. Alison is currently working on a new fiction series, and professionally mentors a small number of writers on their book-length projects.