Bestselling author of EPIC fiction for kids aged 9+
A. L. Tait: Adventure, Mystery, almost history
Allison Tait (A.L. Tait) is the author of bestselling middle-grade adventure series The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher. Her brand-new novel The Fire Star (A Maven & Reeve Mystery) is out now! Allison is also a podcaster, speaker and teacher.
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THE FIRST SUMMER OF CALLIE MCGEE
In her first contemporary middle-grade novel, bestselling author A. L. Tait delivers a mystery about growing up, figuring things out and solving the puzzle of who you are.
“The water in a rip current is always calmer than the waves on either side. Once you’re in it, you’re best to just go with the flow.”
It’s the last summer before Callie starts high school and she’s been dragged along to yet another ‘family friends’ holiday.
Determined to change her nerdy reputation, Callie sets out to make waves but nothing is quite as she expects. Her usual ally, Sasha, has outgrown Callie; her nemesis, Mitch, has brought his cousin Owen along; and the boring south coast town of Sawyer’s Point has been rocked by a series of burglaries.
Callie, Owen and Mitch decide to investigate the robberies, bringing them face to face with a local gang … and a possible ghost.
But when Sasha goes missing, Callie must draw on all her smarts to find her friend, and discovers that being Callie McGee has its benefits.
You can buy now from Booktopia or at your local bookshop!
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COURSES FOR WRITERS
Whether you’re looking for a writing community to join, need one-on-one coaching, want insider secrets on being a children’s author, or are looking for an online creative writing course for kids, Allison has an opportunity for you!
PODCAST: YOUR KID’S NEXT READ
Aimed at raising readers (and writers), Your Kid’s Next Read is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Allison Tait and Megan Daley.
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Allison Tait is an experienced and entertaining speaker for adults and children. She speaks on a wide range of subjects, including writing (for adults, for children), blogging, social media, work/life balance for writers, podcasting and more.