Alicia grew up in Wollombi, a village two hours drive north of Sydney. Her twenties were spent travelling the world, working in London, and leading adventure tours in the Middle East and China with an international tour company. She returned to Australia in 1998 and started a portfolio business that included book editing and professional photography. In 2000 she set up efolio Pty Limited from which she now consults and promotes her work.

In 2014 Alicia completed her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2014. 
Her debut novel Something Else was released by NineStar Press in October 2021. Alicia's second novel Ex, in the crime/mysterday genre, will be brought out by NineStar Press in September 2024.

She is currently working on her third book, an Australian outback noir novel.

When she is not writing her own novels she teaches creative writing courses at libraries and festivals. You can follow @aliciathompsonauthor on Facebook and Instagram, as well as on LinkedIn and her author page on Goodreads.

Alicia is currently reading: 

Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
Still Life by Sarah Winman
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham
The Love Contract by Steph Vizard
The Ones in Between by Lillian Lumley
Mateship With Birds by Carrie Tiffany

Land's Edge by Tim Winton
Island Home by Tim Winton