Alice Kuipers is the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels: Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did (in the USA Lost For Words), 40 Things I Want to Tell You, The Death of Us, and Me and Me. She is also the author of a memoir for teenager Carley Allison, Always Smile, and six books for younger readers. She is a bestselling ghostwriter, experienced in writing adult memoir.
Named a New York Times Book for the Teen Age, Alice’s first novel won and was shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Redbridge Book Award, the Sheffield Libraries Choice Award, the Grand Prix de Viarmes, the Saskatchewan First Book Award, the Salt Lake City County Library System Reader’s Choice Award, and the Carnegie Medal.
Alice’s other YA novels have been described as ‘gorgeous, heart-ripping, important’ (Voices of Young Adults). They have continued to sell in multiple countries and won awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction.
Alice’s picture books with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and her chapter book series with Chronicle Press spark creativity and joy in young readers. Polly Diamond was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and was described by Booklist as a book that ‘brings the imagination to life.’
Alice has written four books with online publisher Fiction Express to help hundreds of school children enjoy reading. Alice’s essays have been published by The Huffington Post, The Bristol Review of Books, Easy Living and Fierce Ink Press, and her work has been turned into plays, radio plays and published in anthologies. Her writing is published in 36 countries.
Coaching for Alice is about helping authors find their voice and their passion. She’s an experienced and skilled writing coach and will be the right coach for you if you’re working on YA, memoir, or books for children. She can also help if you want to boost your productivity, creative flow, or work out how to best manage your writing life (she has four children at home in Saskatoon, Canada and two honorary older daughters).