Alison is the author of seven novels. Her most recent is The Dark Days Deceit, the third and final book in the Lady Helen historical dark fantasy trilogy. The first book in the series, The Dark Days Club, is a 2017 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, a 2017 Bank Street Library Best Book and an NPR Best Book of 2016. The second book, The Dark Days Pact, won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best YA Novel.

Alison is also the author of the New York Times bestselling duology EON and EONA. Her award winning debut novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues, was first published in 1998 and is still in print, and her very adult thriller, A New Kind of Death, was a Davitt Award finalist under its original title Killing the Rabbit.

Alison can dance a mean contra-dance, has a wardrobe full of historically accurate Regency clothes and will travel a long way for a good high-tea. She lives in Melbourne, Australia and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Queensland.

And for those who may be interested, the mysterious woman on the website header giving extreme side-eye is Alison on her wedding day.