Alicia L. Wright

Children's author, Illustrator, YA author

Alicia L. Wright
Booking enquiry

Available for

After dinner, Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Contact

puddingvalkyrie@hotmail.co.uk

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 16 to 18+ (College)
  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14 to 16 (KS4)

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 Merseyside 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 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.  

Books

978-0956785213

Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster

 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... 
978-0956785220

Miss Prince

 A comic fantasy about a girl who gets a job as a fairytale prince. Her agency keeps running out of real ones... 
978-1530078769

The Map is the Treasure

 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. 
978-1530127245

Vampires Don't Belong in Fairyland

 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. 

Genres

  • Humour
  • Science fiction

Organisations

  • The Society of Authors

Keywords

ART ARTS CARTOONS COMEDY CRAFTS DYSLEXIA ELF FAIRY FAIRY TALES FANTASY FOLKLORE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FUNNY HUMOUR JAPAN JAPANESE MONSTER MONSTERS MYTHOLOGY PARODY PRINCE PRINCESS SKYPE TRAVEL VAMPIRE WEBCOMIC YA YOUNG ADULT

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