Alys West is the author of three novels; Beltane and Storm Witch which are contemporary fantasy inspired by folklore and The Dirigible King’s Daughter which is steampunk romance.
Alys lives in Yorkshire but loves to travel especially to Scottish islands. Her stories grow out of places and the tales which people tell about places. Her work draws on her own experience of surviving trauma but always with the possibility of a hopeful ending.
Alys has a MA in Creative Writing from York St John University. She passionately believes in the power of writing to benefit mental health and runs an online mindful writing group. She teaches creative writing at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York and provides manuscript assessments and mentoring to aspiring writers.
When she’s not writing you can find her at folk gigs, doing yoga and attempting to crochet.
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