Hi there, I’m Aleesah Darlison and I’m an Australian children’s author. I write picture books and novels for children aged between 3 and 12 years of age. Recently my picture book, Warambi (illustrated by Andrew Plant and published by Working Title Press), was nominated as an Honour Book in the CBCA Awards. Very exciting!
I’ll be releasing two new books in my Unicorn Riders series (Walker Books) in July, right about the time of the SCBWI Conference. Plus, I have another book in my Totally Twins series (New Frontier) due out in November.
I’ve done most of the writing for those books in the last 6 – 8 months, so it’s been an EXTREMELY busy time. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m looking forward to the SCBWI Conference: being able to sit down, soak up the atmosphere and chat to others in the industry.
I’m attending the SCBWI Conference because I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with people from the children’s publishing industry, not only from here in Australia but also from overseas.
I hope to learn heaps from the conference sessions, get the inside scoop on what’s happening, catch up with some old friends and to make some new friends too.
If you see me there, make sure you come up and say hello!
Best wishes, Aleesah.