Alice McVeigh - professional ghostwriter/editor, published novelist

A few facts about Alice

Alice was born in Seoul, South Korea, of American diplomatic parents, and lived in Thailand, Singapore and Burma/Myanmar until she was thirteen, when her family moved to the suburbs of Washington D.C.

Alice started her professional life as an orchestral cellist, performing with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra all over the UK, the EU, America and the Far East.

Alice has written fiction all her life, but never attempted publication until the late 1990s when her two novels (While the Music Lasts and Ghost Music) were published in both hardback and paperback by Orion Publishing, London (reviews here). Also published: All Risks Musical (Pocket Press, with cartoons by Noel Ford), and a play (Beating Time), which enjoyed a week's run in the Lewisham Theatre. Pieces Alice has written have been published in The Guardian and The Strad, among other publications.

Alice has been editing and ghosting full-length manuscripts for seventeen years. She has been personally responsible for bringing over 65 books to publication.

Alice is married to Professor Simon McVeigh, of Goldsmiths, University of London. They live in Orpington, Kent, with their teenage daughter Rachel and two miniature dachshunds (Sir Humphrey and Bernard, named for the civil servants in Yes, Prime Minister).

Alice writes a weekly column for the daily classical music internet magazine Music and Vision.

When not writing or editing Alice is most likely to be found smiting tennis balls at the Bromley Tennis Centre, playing string quartets or relaxing in Crete, where the family owns a property beside the sea.

 

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