Getting to Know Allison Paterson and Australia Remembers

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We have a special service announcement that Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour will be touring the nation with the inspiring Allison Marlow Paterson and her first title in an outstanding non-fiction series; Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials. So let’s stand together in honouring Allison as we get to know more about her and her book. 🇦🇺 


Allison grew up on a farm in a small Victorian town, fostering her love of animals, collecting vegetables and shearing the sheep. Now based in Queensland, Allison is the author of Anzac Sons: The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars and the children’s version, Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front, which made the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards longlist and was a CBCA notable book as well. Her interest in the service of her ancestors began when she was studying to become a teacher. She used a selection of the letters which her grandfather and his four brothers sent from the Western Front to complete an assignment. The dream to honour their courage and sacrifice was ignited.

Allison is a proud 2017 recipient of a May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Creative Time Fellowship, which resulted in the securing of a contract for her first historical novel for young adults to be released in 2019.

Allison is currently working on a series of information books for children called Australia Remembers. The first of these – Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials was recently released in October 2018.

Get to know more about Allison’s interests and background in this short video…

And here’s a sneak peek at the stunning pages inside Australia Remembers…

Allison Paterson: website | facebook | Instagram

 

Allison Paterson now shares her story at Michelle Worthington’s blog, Share Your Story! 🙂



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