Alison Trimper has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with words, writing short stories, compiling family anecdotes and writing stories for children. Divine Hayfields is her first foray into the realm of published work. She gathered her understanding of rural life growing up on the family farm near Glen Innes. She and her husband farmed tea trees on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Alison then became a mature-aged student and completed her education degree, following up with a Masters in Special Education. She greatly enjoyed her years teaching and consistently reminded her students that words, when correctly used, can paint pictures just as detailed and evocative as artists' mediums.
Alison is now retired and lives with her husband on the outskirts of Toowoomba. Her three adult sons and their families are frequent visitors. Alison enjoys cooking for large family gatherings and the leisurely conversation-filled meals that follow. She also enjoys bushwalking and watercolour painting.