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 Merseyside and am prepared to travel long distances 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 always have one weekday free, so short notice bookings are welcome.
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.
I write comic fantasy books. My current series, Vampires Don't Belong in Fairytales, is set a series of magical worlds interconnected by invisible doors where everywhere lives by the rules of stories. It's inhabited by fairies, dragons, elves, yokai and any other folklore creature you care to name. Oh, and there are vampires. Lots of vampires. The Stollenheims get everywhere.