About Alica McKenna Johnson:
Being told she was a horrible speller and would never learn to use a comma correctly, Alica never thought to write down the stories she constantly had running through her head. Doesn’t everyone daydream about flying on a spaceship while walking to school?
Not until she was thirty did Alica dare to write down any of the people living exciting lives in her head. The relief was instantaneous. By giving them life on the page they could be released from her mind and given greater adventures.
As her books grew in size and the voices in her head learned to wait their turn, Alica found a loyal group to journey with. Women who would help her slay her commas, and use their magical gifts to traverse plot holes, transform words into their proper spelling, and release characters from any Mary Sue spells they might be under.
In-between magical adventures, Alica is mom to two personal kids, five foster kids, has one exceptional hubby, a bunny she knows is plotting her death, and some fish, aka her daughter’s minions.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always had stories running through my head and random “What if …” and suddenly I’m imagining new people, places, and adventures.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m mostly a pantser but I like to do a bare bones outline with sticky notes to keep focused.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t really talk to them, but I am frequently surprised by what they wind up doing.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would be lost without my critique group and the RWA chapter I belong to. They both keep me on track, inspire me, and help me learn more about the craft of writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I choose to self-pub mostly because I am a control freak 🙂
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am hoping that services and support for self-pub authors will grow. I’d love to see agents helping self-pub authors find their way.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Urban Fatasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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