Alisha grew up in New Zealand and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2015. She was blessed to finally fulfil her dreams of becoming a mother just before her 40th birthday, thanks to the generosity of an “anonymous" sperm donor.
When not writing, recording her podcast @noneedforprincecharming or working full time running a loyalty program, you’ll find Alisha sewing, baking, or exploring the world with her daughter. She loves living near the beach with her french bulldog and burmese, who are quickly adapting to their role as fur-siblings. Alisha truly found herself the day she became a mother and in that role she has developed new skills and knowledge in important areas such as identifying dinosaurs, cake decorating, Baby Shark choreography and DIY, even building a cubby house for her daughter's 2nd birthday.
She wrote this book as a resource to help bring awareness to families created using donor conception. She hopes this book will help ensure her daughter, as well as other donor conceived children, never feel different due to their family construct, but instead, live in a world that sees all families as unique, beautiful and perfect.
Follow Alisha on instagram - @noneedforprincecharming
Rebecca has been illustrating professionally for over five years creating everything from pet portraits, logos, invitation design, family portraits, nursery art and her favourite, children’s picture book illustrations!
When she hasn’t got her head in her illustration work, she is a mother of three and children’s art teacher. You will often find her with paint up her sleeves, craft glue in her hair and a baby on her hip.
Previous published illustrated books include ‘What Gatsby said to William’ by Natalie Butler and most recently ‘Mummy, Is Your Brain Okay?’ By Jess Carey.
She is so excited to be taking on the role of illustrator for ‘My Perfect Family’ by Alisha Burns and bringing this gorgeous story to life!
Follow Rebecca on Instagram - @rebecca.draws.things