Alison's most recent novel is The Two Pearls of Wisdom which was published as EON: Dragoneye Reborn in the USA, and as EON: Rise of the Dragoneye in the UK. The novel won the 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and recently it was listed as a 2010 American Library Association Best Young Adult Book, a James Tiptree Jr. Award Honour Book and a C.B.C.A Notable Book. To date, The Two Pearls of Wisdom/EON has sold into 13 countries. Alison's first novel was Singing The Dogstar Blues, a science-fiction comedy thriller, which won an Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was listed as a C.B.C..A. Notable Book and an A.L.A. Best Young Adult book of 2004. It has recently been re-jacketed and re-released in Australia. Her second novel, Killing the Rabbit, is a crime/thriller for adults published in the U.S. by Bantam Books. It was recently shortlisted for the Davitt Award and received a High Commendation. Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Ron, and their Machiavellian Jack Russell Terrier, Xander. She was the 1999 D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts, and teaches creative writing at postgraduate level. Alison is currently working on the sequel to The Two Pearls of Wisdom/EON.