Alice Walsh writes fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Her articles and short stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies. Her published work includes twelve books for children and teens and three books for adults. A number of Alice’s books have been listed as Best Books for Children and Teens in Canada. Others have been nominated or won awards such as the Hackmatack, and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice. A juvenile novel Pomiuk: Prince of the North (Beach Holme) won the 2005 Ann Connor Brimer Award.
Alice has degrees in English and Criminology from St. Mary’s University, and a MA in English from Acadia University. She has worked as a pre-school teacher, creative writing instructor, and probation officer. She has participated in The Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Winter Set in Summer Festival, and was Writer in Residence at Terra Nova National Park during the summer 2005. She has taught creative writing at Mount Saint Vincent University, and various continuing education programs.