Aleesah Darlison writes picture books and novels for children and reviews books for The Sun Herald. Aleesah has always loved unicorns and as a child she has collected unicorn figurines. Writing the The Unicorn Riders series has been a dream of Aleesah's for a long time and she is excited for modern readers fall in love with unicorns too. When Aleesah isn't chasing her writing rainbow, she's usually looking after her three very energetic children and her two dogs, Buck and Floyd.
Author's Comment: I grew up in a tiny village on the mid-north coast of NSW. We always had loads of animals about the place: horses, donkeys, cows, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, ducks and even a pet rosella named Joe. Those were the tame ones, anyway. Because my dad owned a property up in the mountains amidst deep forest, we also had a lot to do with animals that weren't so tame: dingoes, goannas, snakes, eels, echidnas, wallabies and much more. Animals have always been a part of my life. That's why they feature in so many of my stories. Humans are luckier than we realise to have such amazing creatures sharing the world with us.