Allison Tait


Allison Tait is the author of the bestselling children’s adventure series The Mapmaker Chronicles. The first in the series, Race to the End of the World, was published in October 2014 and was named a Notable book in the CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards in 2015. A.L. Tait is now up to the fourth in the series, Beyond the Edge of the Map. She worked as a writer for magazines and newspapers for a long time before realising that making stuff up was a lot more fun.


Allison is an experienced and entertaining speaker for grades 4-8 and will show kids where ideas come from (and what to do with them), how to find their writing superpower, and how to map a story, among other things, through presentations and workshops. She is passionate about epic adventures, reluctant heroes, strong characters (male and female), and the incredible journey that is ‘growing up’.