She lives in Bristol, England. She is wife to Sam, mummy to their toddler and owns the best dog in the world, Summer. She has loved fantasy all her life and her favourite author is Brandon Sanderson. When she's not off gallivanting in other worlds, she loves walking the dog and spending time with her church family.
Alice hopes to change the world for the better, one word at a time.
What inspires you to write?
I'm inspired by lots of different things, books, music, films, fairytales, nature, daydreams. However a lot of the time, the ideas for my books pop into my head without warning and then nag me until I write them down.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Loads! Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Amy Harmon, Holly Black, Sarah J Maas to name a few!
Tell us about your writing process.
Normally I have two or three dramatic scenes that are clear in my mind, and another two or so scenes that represent my main characters. I normally write these down. Then I'll write the story as a thread of key scenes. After I've written these, I'll fill in the story in between. I find this keeps it fast passed and focused.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes. They do all their talking in my head to each other. I just listen and write it down! I tend not to talk back to them. They wouldn't listen to me anyway. Sometimes I act out character movements or expressions which must look very odd!
What advice would you give other writers?
I think the best piece of advice I ever got was never stop writing and don't be afraid to make mistakes. The more I write, the more I learn what my readers want and the better I get!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I initially was published under a different pen name with a small traditional publisher. After two books with them, I went down the self-publishing route and have never looked back! I love the freedom of choosing my covers, working with editors I know I connect with, choosing my own pretty formatting and generally making it a product I can be proud of.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there are more and more avenues opening up and more niche genres which is very exciting! There is increasingly more for everyone! I think indie publishing will do better and better.
What genres do you write?: Young Adult Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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