Curriculum Vit-ALI


Ali’s Writing CV


  • SCBWI Queensland Sunshine Coast Sub-branch Coordinator
  • Launches Sunshine Coast Writers’ Roundtable, building creative community
  • Launches full-time writing career




  • Screening Screen Use: Preparing Students for Healthy Technology Use published in Screen Education magazine [Issue 77, Autumn 2015]
  • Toby Fitzroy & The Quest for the Scales of Time, a middle grade novel, is born and launched into the literary world, receiving  requests for full manuscripts from five Australian publishers and one American agent. Unfortunately, no one claims it.


  • The Hunting of the Muse ranks 6th in the CYA Conference Competition (Middle Grade Category) and generates full MS requests from an Aussie publishing professional and an agent
  • Ali wins a placement with as a blogging superhero (aka a Content Press Assistant)
  • Ali completes Set for Life Senior Secondary and Middle School Life Skills curriculum package


  • Summer of the Silk Dragon is shopped to several major US publishers but doesn’t find a home.
  • One Shandy Too Many short-listed and published on Australian Literature Review
  • Foul Play at Winterfest submitted to a well-known mystery series for ghostwriting op
  • 1:1 Learning with iPads: One Middle School’s Experience is published in Adolescent Success journal [Volume 13, Number 2]


  • Scorned won the Gold Coast Writers’ Festival Conference Contest
  • Empty Nest got an honourable mention at the Gold Coast Writers’ Fest
  • A New York literary agency signed Ali for Summer of the Silk Dragon. 


  • Saving Aggie Blue placed second in CYA Conference Contest (YA Category)
  • A Thousand Miles to Meet wasn’t short-listed in the CYA Contest, but it came in fifth place! (YA Category)
  • Alison completes e-Quipped Digital Citizenship & Cybersafety curriculum package


  • Photophobia placed third in CYA Conference (YA category)


  • Ali’s Writing Apprenticeship

And while all of the above is going on, Ali is blogging up a storm here and on e-Quipped.

Ali is a proud member of:

  • Australian Society of Authors
  • SCBWI (Former assistant to the regional rep, now sub-branch coordinator)
  • Write Links
  • Book Links

Ali Applauds

  • The Pyjama Foundation – Literacy Mentoring for Kids in Care

CC Image, Royal Pink by Jeremy Brooks