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 business providing bookkeeping, book editing and photographic services. In 2000 she set up efolio Pty Limited from which she now consults and promotes her work.
Always looking for ways to focus on the things she loves doing, Alicia took time off work to improve her writing skills through a program of reading and short courses. This culminated in completing her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2014.
Her debut novel Something Else will be released by NineStar Press on the 18th of October (US) and the 19th of October (Australia/NZ).
In the meantime, she is working on the latest draft of her second novel, a timeslip murder mystery set in rural Australia.
Alicia is currently reading:
Proust's Way by Roger Shattuck
House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson
Letters to a Young Writer by Colm McCann
Lives of the Novelists by John Sutherland
Reading Like an Australian Writer Ed. Belinda Castle
Innovation by Peter Ackroyd
The Captive and The Fugitive by Marcel Proust
Parnassus on Wheels & The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
After the Fire, A Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld