When you spend a big chunk of your childhood in the backseat of a car, you learn to make your own entertainment. I made up stories.
I started writing when I was eleven or twelve. My first story was about nuclear Armageddon. My teacher sent a note home to my mother. He was very worried about me.
I wrote my first novel while pretending to take notes in Nutrition. I lost it in the women's washroom at Ryerson University. (No I didn't flush it.)
Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, I have also been a comic store manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged bookkeeper. When I wasn't working, I wrote the first few drafts of what would become UNDER A TEXAS STAR and DEADLY LEGACY.
Then my family went into crisis. In one month my mother, father and sister were all diagnosed with different forms of cancer. I was already the mother of a toddler. My second child was born months after my mother’s death. For the next eight years my career was virtually on hold while took care of everyone. But I kept writing fiction. I rewrote my second book and polished up my first. I wrote another four novels and a few longish short stories.
One of those books would become A BODYGUARD TO REMEMBER. One of the long shorts became the novella DEADLY SEASON.
I am the Canadian Alison Bruce