Allison Paterson, Author
Allison Paterson grew up on a farm with lots of sheep, dogs and chooks. She spent many years teaching and is now an author. Her first book for children was the 2016 ABIA and CBCA longlisted title Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front. Then came Granny’s Place, a picture book inspired by her grandparents and their farm. Allison’s picture book, Shearing Time, was released in 2017 and her latest young adult novel, Follow After Me, was released in 2019. The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust recently awarded Allison a 2017 Creative Time Fellowship, which consists of four weeks of writing time in Canberra. Allison loves writing, reading, swimming and walking on the beach.