Alice Henderson has long been fascinated with
the art of writing fiction. She wrote her first
stories when she was only six, tales of science
fiction, horror, and hard-boiled detectives. 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.
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 in mythology,
folklore, and paleoclimatology. She then began her
professional writing 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
In 2001, she became a full-time freelance writer
and continues to write fiction, video game
material, and comics. In 2010, she was one of
twelve writers selected to attend Launchpad, a
NASA-funded writing workshop aimed at bringing
accurate science to fiction.
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 extensively throughout 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 Park.