Alison Edgson was born in County Down in Northern Ireland and now lives near Newport in Wales. When she's not illustrating children's books, Alison spends most of her free time chasing her chickens out of the vegetable garden and brushing the cat, and loves walking her dogs in the countryside. Annette was destined to work in books from a young age. As a precocious toddler she would read 'To Let' signs in the windows of office blocks and wonder why they didn't write something that looked a bit less like toilet. From there she graduated to being perpetually late for school as she had stayed awake too long reading. These days she spends her time editing and writing texts for exciting novelty books and being a bit more punctual.