Alice is an award-winning poet, New York Times bestselling ghostwriter, writing professor, and former acquisitions editor at Random House. Her forthcoming memoir, Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away, recently sold at auction to St. Martin’s Press, and her poetry collection, Human Nature, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and won both the Elmer Holmes Bobst Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association Best First Book Prize. She is widely anthologized and her work appears in such literary journals as The New York Quarterly, Agni, New Letters, and Tupelo Quarterly.
With more than twenty years of publishing experience, Alice offers unique insight into all aspects of the publishing process. While at Random House, she shepherded books in the nonfiction, business, memoir, and natural health genres. In her time as a book reviewer for the New Orleans Times Picayune, Alice tackled literary and commercial fiction, as well as poetry. She was also a regional community relations specialist for a major book retailer, where she created book tours for major authors, managed corporate giving and sponsorships, and acted as media spokeswoman. In her twenty years as a writing professor, Alice has focused on teaching students how to tell a compelling story, and tell it well. She has been a visiting professor at more than thirty colleges, including St. Mary’s College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, DePauw University, and Antioch University,
Alice has written books by American business icons, publishing professionals, and music industry insiders. Her work as an editor is meticulous and transformative, and she has a special talent for working collaboratively with authors. Alice’s enthusiasm, sense of humor, and drive for excellence permeate all aspects of her work with both aspiring and established authors alike.