Allison Tait is the author of the bestselling children’s adventure series The Mapmaker Chronicles, and a multi-genre writer and speaker with more than 20 years’ experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing.

Race To The End Of The World, the first book in The Mapmaker Chronicles series was published in October 2014, and was shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 and named a Notable book in the CBCA Children’s Book Of The Year Awards 2015.

Book #2, Prisoner of the Black Hawk, was released in April 2015, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Aurealis Awards (Best Children’s Fiction) while Book #3, Breath of the Dragon, followed in October 2015.

Book #4 in the series will be released on 1 April, 2017.

For more information about The Mapmaker Chronicles, plus Teachers’ Notes and other resources, visit the official website.

In recent years, Allison has shared her passion for writing and creativity at numerous events for children and adults, including Sydney Writers’ Festival, Somerset Celebration of Children’s Literature, Emerging Writers’ Festival (NSW Writers’ Centre), and Romance Writers’ of Australia Conference, among others. You will find more details about school visits, workshops and other presentations here.

Allison’s podcast So You Want To Be A Writer, co-hosted with Valerie Khoo of the Australian Writers’ Centre, has been rated by iTunes as the #1 Literature/Writing podcast in Australia, and her on-demand course, Build Your Author Platform, is a popular addition to Australian Writers’ Centre program. Make Time To Write launches soon.

She lives on the south coast of NSW with her family and a cheeky puppy.

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