Alison Toon was born in Leicester, England, where her ancestors have lived since the 1500's. (They include carpenters, blacksmiths, painters, farmers, frame knitters and the occasional felon.) She has lived and worked in England, the Netherlands, France and on both the West and East coasts of the USA. Her favourite places in the world include England's North Norfolk (which she searched for, but failed to find, on New York's Long Island), plus a few other diverse locations around Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which you'll find cropping up in her books and photography.
She's been working in the high-tech industry for many years, helping companies market, sell and support their products and services all around the globe, in the languages that their customers speak at home.
Alison Toon is also an award-winning photographer who specialises in concerts and music festivals and other events, as well as international travel.