Alison was born in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her father's medical career took her overseas at the age of five, and she started her schooling in London before moving to Washington, D.C. Eventually the family, including three brothers, returned to Dunedin, where Alison finished her schooling and then trained as a primary school teacher.

A teaching position in the north island township of Napier led to a whirlwind romance and marriage to Mark, a young doctor who is now a professor. Mark's career meant a move to Christchurch, where a teaching position was unavailable, so Alison worked part-time as a cardiology research technician in a hospital and indulged academic interests by taking university courses in early European history and in philosophy.

Two years in Glasgow, Scotland, followed and provided the perfect opportunity to write her first novel — a medical thriller with a good dash of romance. Their return to New Zealand began a new chapter in Alison's life, with creative efforts channeled into entertaining a baby daughter, renovating a very old farmhouse, creating an enormous garden, and caring for the menagerie of donkeys, sheep, hens, dogs, and cats, which Alison happily collected.

Alison currently resides in central Christchurch, just over the road from the often breathtakingly beautiful Hagley Park. Her writing companion is an Irish wolfhound called Rya who allows only a solid morning's work before insisting that Alison gets some fresh air and exercise in the park.

Apart from home, family, and writing, Alison's passion is her involvement with the ambulance service. She has her writing to thank for this addition to her life, having fallen in love with the job while researching a book. The perfect antidote to the solitary hours of writing, she is now avidly continuing her training as an ambulance officer and spends as much time as possible on active duty.

Book List in Order: 104 titles

Complete Series List in Order

Baby Gift

1) The Baby Gift (Aug-2010)
1) Wishing for a Miracle (Aug-2010)
2) The Marry-Me Wish (Sep-2010)

City Search and Rescue

1) Consultant in Crisis (Jan-2004)
2) The Nurse's Rescue (Mar-2004)
3) Doctors At Risk (May-2004)
4) A Courageous Doctor (Sep-2004)
5) Her Emergency Knight (May-2005)
6) Her Four-Year Baby Secret (Jun-2008)
7) Rivals in Practice (Jun-2002)
8) Her Baby Out of the Blue (Dec-2009)

Emergency Response

1) The Recovery Assignment (Feb-2005)
2) The Firefighter's Baby (Mar-2005)
3) Emergency at Inglewood (Apr-2005)

Heart of a Rebel

1) The Honourable Maverick (Apr-2011)
2) The Unsung Hero (May-2011)
3) The Tortured Rebel (Aug-2011)

Heartbreakers of St. Patrick's Hospital

1) The Legendary Playboy Surgeon (Jul-2012)
2) Falling for Her Impossible Boss (Aug-2012)

Medics, Sisters, Brides

1) Awakening the Shy Nurse (Apr-2020)
2) Saved by Their Miracle Baby (Apr-2020)


1) A Courageous Doctor (Sep-2004)
2) Her Emergency Knight (May-2005)
2) Her Four-Year Baby Secret (Jun-2008)

Related - 2

1) Rivals in Practice (Jun-2002)
2) Her Baby Out of the Blue (Dec-2009)

Rescue Docs

1) Resisting Her Rescue Doc (Apr-2019)
2) Pregnant with Her Best Friend's Baby (Jun-2019)
3) Dr. Right for the Single Mom (Aug-2019)

Rescued Hearts

1) The Doctor's Wife for Keeps (Feb-2018)
2) Twin Surprise for the Italian Doc (Feb-2018)

Specialist Emergency Response Team

1) Emergency Baby (Oct-2006)
2) One Night To Wed (Jan-2007)
3) A Father Beyond Compare (Apr-2007)

St David’s Medical Centre

1) An Irresistible Invitation (Sep-2000)
2) Perfect Result (Aug-2000)

Twins Reunited on the Children's Ward

1) A Pup to Rescue Their Hearts (Feb-2021)
2) A Surgeon with a Secret (Feb-2021)

Multi-Author Series List

200 Harley Street

3) The Proud Italian (May-2014)


The Surgeon's Perfect Match (Aug-2006)

A&E Drama

Surgeon on Call (Feb-2003)
Her Emergency Knight (May-2005)

Bondi Bay Heroes

The Shy Nurse's Rebel Doc (Aug-2018)
Rescued by Her Mr. Right (Sep-2018)

Christmas Eve Magic

2) Their First Family Christmas (Nov-2016)

Christmas in Manhattan

1) Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad (Oct-2017)


Always the Hero (Aug-2013)

Emergency Doctors

The Surgeon's Engagement Wish (Mar-2006)

Hope Children's Hospital

1) Their Newborn Baby Gift (Nov-2018)

The Logan Twins

The Maverick Millionaire (Jul-2014)

Mediterranean Doctors

7) The Italian Doctor's Perfect Family (Aug-2007)

Midwives on Call

3) Always the Midwife (May-2015)

NYC Angels

8) An Explosive Reunion (Jun-2013)

Paddington Children's Hospital

6) A Life-Saving Reunion (Jun-2017)

Prescription: Romance

A Chance in a Million (1998)

Rescue at Crocodile Creek

2) The Doctor's Unexpected Proposal (May-2006)
5) The Playboy Doctor's Proposal (Oct-2007)
10) Marrying the Millionaire Doctor (Oct-2008)

Royal Christmas at Seattle General

1) Falling for the Secret Prince (Nov-2020)

St. Piran's

5) The Brooding Heart Surgeon (Nov-2012)
9) The Wedding! (Mar-2013)

Sydney Harbor Hospital

2) Zoe's Baby (Feb-2012)

Wildfire Island Docs

2) The Nurse Who Stole His Heart (Feb-2016)
6) The Fling That Changed Everything (Apr-2016)

Award-Winning Books by Alison Roberts

The Honourable Maverick
2011 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Harlequin Medical Romance