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 for Naboo.

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.