Alison’s life is filled with laughter and smiles thanks to her funny husband Paul, two snorty dogs Huckleberry and Fink, and three grownup daughters. Born and raised in the US, Ali has long called Australia home. She’s lucky to live in Gabbi Gabbi Country, the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Literary Agent Lucy Irvine of PFD Agency, London, represents Ali’s writing.
SCBWI Australia East/NZ Queensland Branch ARA
Spreading the Love of Reading
In 1976, an eleven-year-old girl finished reading a book called The Secret Garden. She hugged it to her chest, savouring the emotions swirling inside her – happiness and hope, longing and sadness. “One day,” she whispered to herself, “I’ll write stories that make children feel this way.”
That girl was me. Today, I write children’s books with the hope of sparking a love of reading.
From Redback Publishing, 2022
Written by Alison Stegert, Illustrated by Sandra Severgnini