The daughter of English and Drama teachers, Alexandra Adornetto attended Korowa Anglican Girls' School.
Adornetto was thirteen years old when she wrote her first novel, which was inspired by J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. This would later become the series of children's books The Strangest Adventures. Later in her career Adornetto has written fiction for a young-adult audience, and her books have been republished outside of Australia.
Adornetto currently  splits her time between Australia and the USA .
'Master toymaker Gustav VonGobstopper announces plans to build a special Toy Arcade - brimming with the world's greatest toys - to commemorate the extraordinary bravery of Drabville's children who have twice escaped the clutches of the wicked Lord Aldor.
'The children couldn't be more excited. But when Milli and Ernest encounter Theo, the bandana-wearing teddy, deranged designer Tempest Anomalie and the immoral Botchers at the Arcade, it quickly becomes apparent that they have stumbled upon a macabre plot. Could this be the work of the evil Aldor - a malicious master plan designed to extinguish the very existence of childhood?
'As Christmas Eve draws close, Milli and Ernest find themselves enlisted as Santa's helpers, for a Christmas spectacle that will be like no other ... But can they protect the town before catastrophe strikes?' (Publisher's blurb)
'Millipop Klompet and Ernest Perriclof live in the uneventful town of Drabville, where the cautious Ernest spends his time enlarging his rock collection and Milli dreams of adventure. When the pair are kidnapped from their homes and brought to live in the gothic mansion known as Hog House, they are adopted by the madcap Mr and Mrs Mayor and a series of bizarre encounters follows. Things do not add up and the children find that sinister plans are beginning to emerge. Why has the notorious Lord Aldor stolen the shadows of all of the town's residents and where are they being held? Assisted by a band of prisoners, the children must venture into the Taboo Territories, and battle the perils dished out by the Lurid Lagoon, in order to outwit Lord Aldor and prevent him from executing his secret master plan.'