Alicia L. Wright


Children's author, Young adults' author, Author/Illustrator

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop
After dinner speaking
Commission


Contact:

Audiences:
Adults, 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


Details

  Hello there!  My name is Alicia L. Wright and I write comic fantasy because reality is quite serious and boring and I like to poke fun at the things I love.  Some of the things I love are folklore, fairy tales and mythology.  I'm forever searching for new ones to read and to parody.

  In addition to writing I also draw a webcomic for fun called Vampires Don't Belong in Fairytales. 

  I have experience giving speeches, writing workshops, panel talks, lessons, etc.  I have approximately two and a half years of teaching experience, teaching to various ages and nationalities, as an English as a Foreign Language teacher.

  My current workshop focuses on writing tips based both on research and 'writing what you know'. If you would like to see an example lesson plan, please contact me. I can tailor the plan to fit in with a theme if asked.

  Besides the obvious, I can give talks on topics such as studying abroad, foreign travel in general, Japan, farm life, graphic design and volunteering.  

  I live in Lancashire and am prepared to travel quite far providing my expenses are paid.

  In addition to fairies and vampires and whatnot I also know quite a bit about Japan because my major was Japanese.  My minor was Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

  I am very keen on getting children to read and write.  This sounds like a pointless addition I'm sure, but hear me out.  When I was in my final year of university I was diagnosed with literate dyslexia.  It's a mild form of dyslexia and what it mostly does is interfere with my second language learning.  I was told by the woman who tested me that the reason it had so little effect on my English was that I had read so much as a child.  Obviously I am not a dyslexia specialist and I can't say for certain how much effect it has/had, but it gives me that extra reason to get children reading.   

I am still available on the 28th Feb, 1st and 3rd March of World Book Day Week. I am also available for bookings the following week.

My fees are £100 for a half day, £200 for a full day, plus travel expenses. I charge £50 for a single workshop and speech.  

Books
Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster (isbn:978-0956785213)
YA comic fantasy about a girl who becomes the 'Goddess of Puddings' by accident. Finding herself in Asgard, she meets gods from various pantheons and not all of them are friendly...
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Miss Prince (isbn:978-0956785220)
A comic fantasy about a girl who gets a job as a fairytale prince. Her agency keeps running out of real ones...
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The Map is the Treasure (isbn:978-1530078769)
Joshua got caught in a story and he's now adrift on a world that is almost entirely covered in ocean, full of mermaids, pirates, excitement and adventure. Whether he likes it or not.
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Vampires Don't Belong in Fairyland (isbn:978-1530127245)
Fairyland has collapsed into civil war. Tyrian needs to do something about it, fast. He's got some magical artefacts to hide, a family to rescue and a adviser with a bad case of Grand Vizier to stop.
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Organisations:
The Society of Authors

Other search criteria:

Genres:
Humour, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Book Type:
Fiction for adults, Fiction for children (any age), Fiction 8-13, Young Adult

Keywords:
skype, fantasy, comedy, humour, funny, folklore, fairy tales, fairy, vampire, YA, mythology, parody, cartoons, webcomic, elf, prince, princess, Japan, Japanese, travel, dyslexia, young adult, monsters, monster, foreign language, art, arts, crafts,