About the Author, Alice Hansen

Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies/Public Relations (Minor in Journalism)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Masters of Journalism (current), University of Tasmania
Business Certificate IV, Tasmania

Alice is the founder of Tailored Tasmania, a launch pad for exploring the island like a local. The book and sister website has become a trusted Tasmanian voice, packed with secrets on the best places to eat, play, shop and stay. The curated content brims with tourist trails less traveled.

Alice has contributed to magazines including Gourmet Traveller, Peppermint Magazine, Luxury Travel, Audi Magazine, Australian Traveller, Herald Sun, Jetstar, Italian Vogue and the national Escape travel lift-out.

Her writing clients have included Tourism Tasmania, Federal Group and RACT. Visit MACq01Pumphouse PointWrest PointThree Capes Track and you’ll be reading her words. Other commissions range from Tassie’s best outdoor bath tubs for Tourism Tasmania, to timber from deep below, the tale of Hydrowood for State Growth.

She has nine published books and has written brand ads featuring in Qantas, Virgin and Gourmet Traveller and gained experience on the NBC Foreign Correspondence Desk in North Carolina. Her photography has appeared in Italian Vogue and her best selling children’s book A Devilish Tale featured on BBC’s Fast Track, reaching 180 million households worldwide and has raised more than $10,000 for the Tassie Devil Appeal.

Alice currently works as a freelance writer after working with Tourism Tasmania for 7 years – the majority of this time spent as Editorial Coordinator and Destination Journalist. Alice is currently the publicist for the NZ Whisky Company and Ratho Farm and her broad writing skills cover website content, press releases, social media and magazine feature writing.

If you’re planning to visit Tasmania be sure and take a peek at Alice’s site Tailored Tasmania, offering a host of local secrets. A seventh-generation Tasmania, Alice loves her home turf. After accepting a full tennis scholarship in the United States and earning her degree, Alice returned home to pursue her love of writing and her island home. When she’s not tending to words, she’s exploring wild trails, hitting tennis balls very badly, sailing (also not well) and finding new coffee haunts.

Pablo the Penguin by Author Alice Hansen


Pablo the Penguin and Wellington Wombat head off on an adventure from Tasmania to Antarctica. Will they make it? Will Pablo become the bossy little Emperor he dreams of being? Hop aboard their little red boat and journey the high seas to find out.


Pablo the Penguin

Author: Alice Hansen

Illustrator: Sabdo Purnomo

Page numbers: 32

Format: Hardback (cushioned cover with tag)

Dimensions: 216mm sq.



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