Alicia grew up in a very small Pacific NorthWest town of 900 people with not much to do. She used books and music as an escape from boredom. She is also an accomplished Harley Davidson mechanic, (she graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) and owned her own shop alongside her father in Phoenix, AZ for several years. After moving away from the motorcycle business, she picked up writing and always has many stories either in progress or in a long running list of ideas to write about. Many of her books are based on dreams she's had, and are further inspired by other authors and current television shows. Favorite authors are Katherine Kerr, Terry Goodkind, R.A. Salvatore and George R. R. Martin.