Alison Acheson

Alison Acheson

Vancouver, BC

Early chapter books, Junior fiction (Ages 8-12), Intermediate Fiction (Ages 10-14), Non-fiction, Picture books, Short stories, Young adult (YA) Fiction (Ages 12 and up)


Amy Tompkins (Transatlantic Literary Agency)


Alison Acheson’s tenth book, A Little House in the Middle of a Big Place (Kids Can, illustrated by Valeriane LeBlond) will be published in spring 2019.

Alison’s work includes: 19 Things: A Book Of Lists for Me, (Pearson Education), a nonfiction work that focuses on mental well-being for children ages 9-11; a ghost-written “Boxcar Children”—The Mystery at the Calgary Stampede; Mud Girl, a Canadian Library Association finalist for Young Adult Book of the Year; Grandpa’s Music (on the IBBY—International Board of Books for Young People—List of Books for Children Living With Disabilities; and others.

She has taught periodically in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia since 1998, and she lives and writes in the east side of Vancouver, a walk from the city’s main library, Chinatown, the sea wall, and the Patricia, Hastings Street jazz bar where Jelly Roll Morton made his home almost one hundred years ago. She plays her dad’s old saxophone and tap dances for fun, and likes to put her feet up by a wood stove.