Alice Henderson has long been fascinated with the art
of writing fiction. She wrote her first stories when she was only six,
tales of horror, science fiction, and hard-boiled private
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 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. She was one of
twelve writers selected to attend Launchpad, a NASA-funded writing
workshop aimed at bringing accurate science to fiction.
Trained as a wildlife rehabilitator, Alice 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.