Alys West writes contemporary fantasy and steampunk. She started writing when she couldn’t find enough books to read that had all of the elements that she loved; fantasy, romance and suspense. Writing steampunk was a natural development from her obsession with tea. How could she not write in a genre where the characters shared her belief that 90% of the world’s wrongs can be solved with a nice cup of tea?
Alys has a MA in creative writing from York St John University. She teaches creative writing for Converge, an arts project for people with mental health issues.
When she’s not writing you can find her at folk gigs, doing yoga and attempting to crochet. She occasionally blogs at http://www.alyswest.com, intermittently tweets at @alyswestyork, occasionally post on Instagram at @alyswestwriter and spends rather too much time on Facebook where you can find her at Alys West Writer.