I ‘m an author of historical fiction and non-fiction. I like books that stir your soul, make you smile and transport you to another world. I write to give readers the sense of being swept up into something stirring, satisfying and meaningful. History is such a rich, strange place, and I keep going back to it.
I write from Melbourne, Australia. But the power of writing and reading is that it can take you anywhere. I’m currently working on an adult novel set in Ancient Egypt. I recently wrote a story set in a Qing Dynasty mansion, which was shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Dorothy Dunnett prize. Read it here:
I have also had ten books for children published, some of which have won or been shortlisted for awards. All of them are about the past – in either Ancient China or Australia. You can find out more about them on my site for kids www.alisonlloyd.com.au.
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I send out a monthly newsletter. It’s an assorted chocolate box of research, quotes, books to read, news from me and something just for fun. Join me in my Scroll through history and literature.
Want help or advice on being a writer?
I’ve put together a short pdf with some of the ideas, methods and resources that work for me. Help yourself to a copy: