Alison McLennan is an Australian children’s author, professional voiceover artist, singer, actor and mother of two. She is a member of SCBWI and Writelinks, and a proud ambassador of Australia Reads.

You can follow Alison on Facebook at alisonmclennanchildrensauthor  or on Instagram at  ally_mclennan

Alison’s debut picture book, Hotel For Bees was published by the State Library of Queensland in 2020. Her follow up, Growing Pains, was released by EK Books in June 2021. Great and Small, was released by Storytorch Press in 2022 and Birdie Lights Up The World will be released by EK Books in 2023.

Her first graphic novel, Flood In The Village, was published by Library For All in 2020 as part of their natural disaster education series. Alison’s short stories have appeared in The School Magazine and the Spooktacular Stories Anthology. She also shortlisted in the 2021 Bee Ethicool international author competition. 

Brisbane Writers Festival 2022

Author Visits

Alison is available for author visits to schools, libraries and kindies.

Please contact her via Speakers Ink or Lamont Authors to set up a visit, either online or in person, or contact her directly on the Contact page on this website.

She can tailor her presentation to suit any age group, from storytime and singalongs for younger children, to author talks about creative writing and the publishing process for older children.

Alison is also available for festivals and writing workshops for adults.

What teachers have to say…

“I thought it was really great.. I liked Alison’s introduction, songs and extension activity at the end.  It was wonderful to hear about the artist and illustrator of her book Melissa Johns and how she uses recycled materials.  Our students went on a scavenger hunt to collect natural materials to create the art extension she suggested. The content was brilliant perfect  for 3-6 years olds in my class.”