Alison Friend

Alison Friend studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and after graduating spent the next three years working as an apprentice stonemason high up on Nottingham's historic buildings. After a few years chipping away at stone, she met her husband and they moved to America where she began painting funny animal pictures for greetings cards. It was then she realised she should be illustrating books for children.
Alison now lives in the beautiful Lake District. In her spare time she enjoys walking her border collie, Blue, swimming in the lakes (when its warm!) and falling asleep during really good films!