Alice Henderson has long been fascinated with
of writing fiction. She wrote her first stories
when she was only six,
tales of horror, science fiction, and hard-boiled
investigators. She wrote her first novel at age
eleven. She suspects
that novel, tired of lurking in a drawer for so
long, will one day make
its escape and purchase a small Pacific island
where it will build a
secret, impenetrable fortress as part of an evil
plot to take over east
After earning her B.A. in writing with a minor in
earth sciences, she
won an award for her short story "The Playmate"
from the National
Society of Arts and Letters Literature Competition
for Young Writers.
She went on to earn
an interdisciplinary master's degree with studies
folklore, and paleoclimatology. She then began her
career when she went to work for LucasArts, Ltd.
There she wrote
material for a number of video games including Star Wars: Galactic
Battlegrounds and Star Wars:
Battle for Naboo.
In 2001, she became a full-time freelance writer
and continues to write
fiction, video game material, and comics. She was
twelve writers selected to attend Launchpad, a
workshop aimed at bringing accurate science to
As a wildlife researcher, Alice undertakes
bioacoustic wildlife surveys, and specializes in
bats. She also does geographic information systems
mapping for a variety of wildlife non-profits.
Trained as a wildlife rehabilitator, she also
works with bears,
coyotes, raptors, songbirds, river otters, and
more. She helps orphaned
and injured wildlife, which is then re-released
when older and healthy.
Alice loves music and plays the piano and composes
her own electronic
music. She also loves to travel, and has done so
the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Her love of wild places inspired her novel Voracious,
which takes place
in the stunning backcountry of Glacier National