Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

My name is Alys and I love writing stories for children. Many of my stories appear in magazines like the School Magazine in Australia, or Aquila, which is in the UK. Some of my stories are silly, like First Prize and Psycho RoboMum, and one is even true, The Green Sash, a story about young Ned Kelly. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them. Don’t forget to leave me a comment at the end. I love to hear what you think.

Bye, Alys

Auburney’s scream became a series of wails. Children scattered in all directions, all of them screaming at the tops of their voices. ... Read More
All around Annie the ocean rose and fell like a wild animal, the water snapping and crashing, jagged and as sharp as teeth. ... Read More

Published in Blast Off, July 2018

Jasmine stared back at Bridgett and reigned in her temper. Just. After all, she was the newcomer, the new girl at school. It was up to her to fit in. ... Read More
Luke curled up his lip as his mother finished off the huge tyrannosaur’s head, filling its jaws with large, pointed teeth. ... Read More
Isaac glanced back over his shoulder but the small six-room orphanage had been swallowed up by the trees. ‘What if Maria finds out we’re gone?’ he shouted. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, Nov 2017

'Can’t you at least try to be good?’ sighed Hana. ‘I’m sure mother would let you stay if you weren’t so naughty'. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, Feb 2017.

On the evening of the Halloween party, storm clouds began to gather over the hills behind Jordan’s house. ... Read More
Rome. Camilla had heard about the capital of the Roman Empire. But seeing it was something else. ... Read More

Published in Touchdown, July 2018

Ned fought to the surface and gulped huge breaths, the power of the river terrifying. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, July 2018

May-Ling suddenly wasn’t sure what she wanted anymore. When she thought about going to Australia it now made her feel ill. ... Read More

Published in Touchdown, February 2018

‘Quiet!’ shouted the elderly man. ‘Can’t you see he doesn’t know?’ ‘Know what?’ asked Daniel. His legs felt weak and shaky. ... Read More

Published in Orbit, Aug 2017

Keep youropen for more of my 
short stories in the School Magazine!!