Alison Goodman is an award winning novelist. Her first novel, Singing The Dogstar Blues, won an Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel, was listed as a C.B.C..A. Notable Book, and an A.L.A. Best Young Adult book of 2004. Alisons most recent book, The Two Pearls of Wisdom 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. Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband.