Firstly, if you'd like more information on 'The Lifelight Series' or the chance to play 'tag' or 'hide and seek' with a couple of Lifelights, visit: www.alinavoyce.com (they're usually floating around on there!)
Alina Voyce is a pseudonym. In the real world I answer to the name 'Sue' but found that my birth name wasn't nearly memorable enough for an author.
I am a wife, the mother of two teenagers and I have lived in East Yorkshire for my entire life. I'm proud to call this part of the world 'home'.
I've always been creative. I'm an author, an artist, and I bake and decorate cakes for my family and friends. In fact, I use all of these 'talents' to help me give life to the pictures that my mind conjures up daily.
The stories I write are a mesh of ideas generated by who I am and who I imagine I am as part of a plot-line. As an introvert, I'm a natural observer, but I've always been fascinated by the people I meet on a day-to-day basis. There are so many talented people out there, so many lifestyles and so many points of view... I can't see me ever getting bored!
I also work part-time in my local village shop. Not exactly a glamorous job, but one that I find essential as a writer. There was never a truer word, than when Agatha Christie wrote: "Well, my dear," said Miss Marple, "human nature is much the same everywhere, and, of course, one has opportunities of observing it at closer quarters in a village."
Personal Anecdotes: As with most ideas, Lifelights was inspired by something simple.
Early one morning, as I sat drinking my first coffee of the day, sunlight hit a crystal ornament on the kitchen window ledge. Suddenly, the walls and ceiling were covered in prismatic flashes of colour.
It was as I watched these, enjoying the light display and marvelling at how an energy form can be transformed so easily, that I began to wonder what would happen if those flashes of colour were 'alive'... and so, the Lifelights were born.
The story of the Lifelights currently stands at 5 in the series (6 including the prequel). The first three are complete (as well as the prequel) and the 4th being created. Book five is a glint in my eye... and a rough synopsis/pile of character notes.
Prequel Novella - Hunting Light (here on WeBook and also FREE on Amazon, Smashwords and a host of other places...)
Book 1 - Lifelights
Book 2 - Light Evolution
Book 3 - 21st Century Light
Book 4 - Chemical Light
Book 5 - New Age Light
After these... who knows? Maybe more in the series, or maybe I'll plow my time into my latest story idea, 'Sensory Deprivation'.
Best of Luck to anyone new who is just starting out on WEbook. I look forward to 'seeing' you around on here! :)
Favourite Quote: 'Imagination is more important than knowledge' - Albert Einstein
Ok, Make that 'Favourite Quote(s)' courtesy of janbel - Dreams, final chapter: 'Life is what happens when you're expecting something else' - how true is that?
BTW - My favourite music for writing or dreaming up stories to is: Rob Dougan, 2 Steps From Hell, The Killers, Muse, Owl City, Keane, The Feeling, some Robbie Williams, Survivor (Vital Signs), Brandon Flowers, Bryan Adams and a little Josh Groban (Just to mix things up!) :)
- I am an imaginative, introverted, idealist: aka a Webook author. You can find my happy endings at all good book stores...
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy
Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, History, Home & Garden, Outdoors & Nature, Travel
Too many to list - but some of the potentially less known/unusual authors on my fave books list are Mary Stewart for Touch Not The Cat, Paul Gallico for the Mrs Harris books and...Dr Seuss!
I'm a voracious reader who truly adores her kindle and the freedom it brings to carry hundreds of books with me, wherever I go. When not on that though, I enjoy browsing through other peoples WeBook Projects!
There are some very talented people on WeBook - a reader's feast! :)
Curled up on the sofa by our kitchen window with a mug of coffee....
I have written a clutch of 'okay' short stories and some exceptionally bad poetry. I'm also a huge fan of the WEbook challenges - and this month (May 2014) I even managed to use a first line that I've held on to for over 20 years! Until now, I just haven't had the right story... I just felt the line was good enough to use at 'some' point.
So 'The Twilight Doorway' is finally born, with my precious first line leading the way:
'Light is good and darkness evil... but twilight is the realm of conscience.'
Fiction: Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy
Mara Austin - of course! :)
A plethora of talented individuals who would take too long to remember and list!