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Allison Patterson
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Allison is a full-time, multi-published author and publishing consultant who writes for both adults and children. Her five Big Sky Publishing titles focus on memoir, historical fiction and non-fiction genres.


She has thirty years of experience working with children and young adults as both a primary school teacher and teacher librarian. She now enjoys delivering talks and workshops to children and adults across Australia. Allison has been a Judge for the Redgum Young Aussie Writer’s Awards, was delighted when her children’s title Anzac Sons was longlisted in both the 2016 CBCA and ABIA awards, and was honoured to be named as a 2017 May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Creative Time Fellow.


When she is not writing she enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her family.


  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.
    If you have booked with one of them we will be in contact with you shortly.

  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2020 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.