Aleesah Darlison is an award-winning Australian children’s author who writes picture books, chapter books and novels. Aleesah’s books often feature animals and environmental themes. In 2015, she won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Non-Fiction) for her picture book, Our Class Tiger. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the same award for her picture book, Warambi.
Since commencing her writing journey six years ago, Aleesah has written over thirty-five books including Stripes in the Forest: The Story of the Last Wild Thylacine, Awesome Animal Stories for Kids, the Netball Gems Series, the Unicorn Riders Series, the Totally Twins Series, Ash Rover: Keeper of the Phoenix, Little Good Wolf, Puggle’s Problem, Catching Clouds, Little Meerkat, Spidery Iggy and Mama and Hug.
Aleesah has won numerous awards for her writing including an Australian Society of Authors (ASA) mentorship. Her short stories have appeared in the Random House Stories for Boys Anthology, Random House Stories for 8 Year Olds Anthology, Random House Stories for 9 Year Olds Anthology, the black dog books Short and Scary Anthology, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Hopscotch: Packed Lunch Anthology, Fight or Flight Anthology, The School Magazine and Little Ears Magazine.
Travelling throughout Australia and overseas, Aleesah delivering talks and workshops to children and adults at preschools, schools, libraries, bookstores, literary festivals and writers’ centres. She is currently Director of the NSW Writers’ Centre Kids and YA Literary Festival.
When Aleesah isn’t creating entertaining and enchanting stories for children, she’s usually looking after her four energetic children.