Allison Tait (aka A.L. Tait) is the internationally published bestselling author of two epic middle-grade adventure series: The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher. She is a multi-genre writer, speaker, co-host of the So You Want To Be A Writer podcast and creator of several courses for the Australian Writers Centre, including the Creative Writing For Kids Quest (for kids aged 9-14). She lives on the south coast of NSW with her family and a cheeky border collie known as Procrastipup.
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Some of A.L. Tait's books include:
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Kate recommends The Book Chook, written by Amelia McInerney, illustrated by Connah Brecon & published by Omnibus, Scholastic.
Liz recommends Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell, published by HarperCollins.
Nat recommends Stella The Unstoppable and the Talent Show Fiasco written by Richard Newsome and published by Affirm Press.
This week, Kate gives a shout out to a podcast called Binge Mode: Harry Potter. But REMEMBER, this one is only for our adult Potter fans out there because as Kate puts it, the hosts are a little potty-mouth (not just Potter mouth!)
Liz can't wait for the Creative Kids Tales Writers' Festival. This is a fairly new conference that launched last year, and she is really looking forward to hearing talks from authors Jacqueline Harvey and Deborah Abela, who we’ve been lucky enough to have on the podcast (check out episodes 22 and 6!), as well as illustrator Emma Quay and author Jackie French.
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This episode, thanks to A.L. Tait, we are giving away signed copies of Book 1 in each of her two series: The Mapmaker Chronicles and the Ateban Cipher.
Head to our WIN page and tell us what is your favourite adventure book. Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 12th March to be in the running.
Do you think these three kids would have got along? Maybe hung out in the library a little?
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