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Alison Croggon

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Alison Croggon is the award winning author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, named a Top Ten Teen Read by Amazon in 2005. You can sign up to her monthly newsletter and receive a free Pellinor story at alisoncroggon.com

Her latest Pellinor book, The Bone Queen, was a 2016 Aurealis Awards Best Young Adult Book finalist. Other fantasy titles include Black Spring (shortlisted for the Young People's Writing Award in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards) and The River and the Book, winner of the Wilderness Society's prize for Environmental Writing for Children.

She is a prize-winning poet and theatre critic,, and has released seven collections of poems. As a critic she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year in 2009. S
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“We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.”
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Alison Croggon Hi Adrianja! Delighted to hear that you like the Pellinor books. Being a mod is above and beyond the call of duty.


Allison I loved your Pellinor series! Are you ever going to write anything new? Or do you already have a new book out and have I just missed it...?

Thanks! :)


Alison Croggon Hi Allison - yes, a new book, Black Spring, is finished and forthcoming. But it will be a while before it's actually published.


Allison Awesome, thanks!


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Karen Tyrrell Thanks Alison for friending,
Please check out Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness,
A Teachers gutsy story of harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery.
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Cheers,
Karen


Amanda Thank you for being an amazing author! I have read the books of Pellinor multiple times and I still enjoy every word :)


Alison Croggon Amanda wrote: "Thank you for being an amazing author! I have read the books of Pellinor multiple times and I still enjoy every word :)"

Many thanks, Amanda! Struggling along now with another Pellinor book, and it's very encouraging to hear.


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