Alison Summers lives in Dumbo, Brooklyn. She is an Australian who has lived and worked in New York City for twenty years. As a freelance journalist, she has written for The Times (London), The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue, The Adelaide Advertiser, the National Times, the Bulletin and the Sydney Telegraph.
She has worked in film, theatre and television, as a writer, director and script editor. She co-wrote a play with Deb Filler which was produced by New York Theatre Workshop, and toured North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. “Punch Me in the Stomach” has also been the subject of a documentary, shown on PBS.
Her first book, “The Girls Guide to Predators; the Games Some Men Play, was published by Pan Macmillan in Australia and New Zealand in September 2010.
“I was very impressed by The Girls Guide to Predators by Alison Summers. Clearly and concisely written, and packed with tons of useful information, the author was able to lay out in very understandable terms exactly what the unsuspecting soul needs to know about the predators and other unsavory sorts among us.”
–Dr George Simon, psychologist and best-selling author of In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People and Character Disturbance: The Phenomenon of our Age.