Aleesah grew up in a tiny country town on the mid-north coast of NSW, Australia, and was always surrounded by loads of tame animals: horses, donkeys, cows, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, ducks and even a pet rosella named Joe. And not so tame ones: dingoes, goannas, snakes, eels, echidnas, wallabies and much more.
Animals have always been a part of her life. That's why they feature in so many of her stories. Humans are luckier than we realise to have such amazing creatures sharing the world with us.
After attending university in Sydney, she lived and worked both in Australia and overseas in corporate marketing.
A full time writer now, Aleesah can't imagine herself doing anything else. When she is not writing, you can find her looking after her three children who are a constant source of amusement, inspiration and energy-deprivation - or keeping up with her two dogs who are pretty much the same amount of ‘work’ as her children.