Thanks for stopping by my website. On here you’ll find information about my books, my ‘book whispering’ services and my blog.
I write folklore inspired fantasy and steampunk. My first novel, Beltane, which was inspired by the folklore of Glastonbury, is available on Amazon in e-book and paperback by clicking here. Beltane is the first of The Spellworker Chronicles novels. I’m currently editing the second book in the series, Storm Witch, which is set in Orkney and will be published in April 2020.
My steampunk romance called The Dirigible King’s Daughter was published in August 2016 and you can find out more about it by clicking here.
I have a MA in Creative Writing from York St John University. I teach creative writing at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York and for Converge, an education project for people with mental health issues.
I offer book whispering and mentoring to writers and you can find out these services by clicking here.
I started writing fantasy when I couldn’t find enough books to read that had all of the elements I loved; fantasy, romance and suspense. Writing steampunk was a natural development from my obsession with tea. How could I not write in a genre where the characters shared my belief that 90% of the world’s wrongs can be solved with a nice cup of tea?
When I’m not writing you can find me at folk gigs, doing yoga and attempting to crochet. I tweet at @alyswestyork, occasionally post on Instagram at @alyswestwriter and spend rather too much time on Facebook where you can find me at Alys West Writer.