Profile: Alene Ivey

About This Author

Alene Ivey was born in Glasgow but at the age of two, her parents emigrated to the warmth and sunshine of Kenya from the dark winters of post-war Scotland. After an idllyic youth in East Africa, Alene spent the early 70s travelling around Australia in a Kombi van before settling in Perth to raise a family. Alene now lives on a small island off the coast of Queensland with her husband Guy. She leads a busy life as a writer, painter and belly dancer and contributes to the community as an active member of the rural fire brigade. She has a strong fascination for the people she meets– their differences and what lies behind the facade they present to the world. She uses her writing to express these finds.

This Author's Books

Dirt, Sky, Dirt, Sky … Ambulance is an engaging collection of short stories from the magic pen of travel junkie and raconteur Alene Ivey. Join Alene on her journey through place and time to an eighteenth century flour mill in southern France, or to a cave....
ISBN: 9781788765152
Published: 14 September 2018
At sixteen, Effie Pappas has one burning ambition: to finish high school with good enough marks to win a university scholarship. When retired schoolteacher, Frank Robson, offers to tutor Effie, she is delighted but his strange behaviour during their lesso....
ISBN: 9781839452253
Published: 26 February 2020
Megan Sorenson moves to a tropical island on the Queensland coast of Australia to escape an unhappy marriage. There she finds friends and activities which soon make her part of the little community of Paradise Landing. She is strongly attracted to Dave, a....
ISBN: 9781786106995
Published: 27 January 2016
Time has passed since the wildfire that put the tiny island of Paradise Landing on the map and townsfolk have settled back into their peaceful lives.Things change for Lil when her father becomes desperately ill and she is called back to Serbia. She leaves....
ISBN: 9781788760539
Published: 11 October 2017
Turn Right at the Pink Shirt is as quirky as its title. Every story is different. In this unique collection of traveller’s tales, the author takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the far reaches of the globe where she shares her extraordinary in....
ISBN: 9781788764902
Published: 23 August 2018