Alice McVeighCountry: United Kingdom
BiographyAlice (Spaulding Taylor) McVeigh is a London-based ghostwriter. Her first two contemporary novels were published by Orion/Hachette; her third, Last Star Standing (Unbound Publishing) a Kirkus-starred speculative thriller, is current a semi-finalist for the Cygnus Award and a Wishing Shelf Book Award (adult fiction) finalist.
Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel was a BookLife 2021 quarterfinalist, rated 10/10 in Publishers Weekly ("This Jane Austen-inspired novel echoes the master herself.") It won an IndieBRAG medallion, along with gold medals/First Place/the gold medal in the Pencraft and Global book awards. Shelf Unbound magazine selected it as one of 100 "Notable Indies" of 2021 (included non-fiction). It is currently shortlisted for several other prizes.
Her newest novel (Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation) was published on Feb. 3, 2022. Just as SUSAN imagined a youthful Lady Susan, HARRIET imagines a Harriet Smith clever enough to appear stupid and malleable to the great Emma Woodhouse. HARRIET was, on launch, #1 bestseller in British Historical Fiction. The BookLife review (with a lightning bolt specifying "outstanding" will be published on March 28.