- Monday 01 June 2015
Council, in partnership with Voices on the Coast, presents a night with one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, Aleesah Darlison, at Maroochydore Library on Tuesday, July 14 at 5.30pm.
It's said that there’s a book inside all of us but the pathway to becoming an author requires passion, purpose and commitment.
If you have always wanted to be a published author, now is the time to take the first step on your journey as you learn how Aleesah found literary success.
In five years, Aleesah has published more than 20 books with more contracted in the years ahead. Apply Aleesah’s publishing secrets, literary tips and tricks, and advice on networking and self-promotion to discover how you can make your writing dreams a reality.
Aleesah’s books will be available to purchase on the night. Bookings are essential via Council’s library website.
Aleesah Darlison grew up on a small farm outside a sleepy little village called Tinonee on the mid-north coast of NSW. When Aleesah finished high school, she moved to Sydney and studied marketing at the University of New South Wales. Although she dreamed of being a writer, many people told her it was a difficult occupation to succeed in, so she decided to study marketing instead. After graduating, she worked for 10 years in corporate marketing, but was always writing in her spare time. A few years after starting her own family, she decided to stop treating writing as a hobby and really give it a go.
She attended workshops, joined several writing networks and set up two writers critique groups. It wasn't long before Aleesah was getting stories published in magazines, winning prizes in writing competitions ... and earning loads of rejection letters from publishers! But she kept on trying. Within three years of dedicating herself to writing, she had her first picture book acceptance.
Aleesah’s first book, Puggle's Problem, was published in July 2010 by Wombat Books. Since then, she has published more than 20 books including the Unicorn Riders Series, the Totally Twins Series, Ash Rover, I Dare You, Little Good Wolf, Little Meerkat and Warambi.
After 25 years in Sydney, Aleesah moved to the Sunshine Coast in late 2014 with her family.