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Spotlight On…Alicia Austen.

For the next month or so, I will be shining a spotlight on some of our superstar contributors here at The Paperbook Collective.

Each and everyone of them is a creative genius in their own right, so I thought I would take this opportunity to share some love and promote their work.


First up is the fabulous Alicia Austen, author of the chilling short story, 

Beyond the Boneyard Gate,

published in Issue Three of The Paperbook Collective. 


Alicia Austen

To read the rest of Alicia’s story, check out Issue Three.


The Paperbook Collective Issue Three 2013


The Paperbook Collective Issue Three 2013


Five minutes with Alicia ~

          1. What is your creative outlet, and how did you first get into it?

Writing is my creative outlet. I started writing when I was seven, because even then it seemed like a natural extension of my love for reading. I also love to bake, which is my main non-verbal hobby.

          2. What is your favourite book?

I have at least thirty, and most of them are by long-dead writers. 

          3. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon?

In the following order: hiking and taking photographs at my favourite cemetery, lunch with my husband, a nap, an hour reading a few good books, a cup of strong tea and loud music, and early cocktails and a bite to eat. 

          4. What is your dream job, or are you lucky enough to be doing it already?

My dream job is writing, and writing is my job.

          5. What is one piece of advice that you would like to share with the world?

Think too much, love too deeply, and create as many interesting things as you can.


To find out some more about Alicia, and to read some more of her excellent writing, check out her blog ~

A Small Press Life.


If you are a Paperbook contributor, and would like a spotlight on The Paperbook Blog, email me your answers to the questions above and the spotlight will be yours!

Send your answers through to:

Don’t forget to keep working on your pieces for Issue Five, The Culture Issue, and keep an eye out on Friday for Issue Four!






  1. Reblogged this on A Small Press Life and commented:
    Spotlight On…Me! Please hop on over to The Paperbook Blog to check out my little Q & A session. Jayde-Ashe is highlighting some of the contributors to The Paperbook Collective, and I’m up first.

  2. I love the last quote of “Think too much, love too deeply, and create as many interesting things as you can.” It’s cool hearing what other writers/authors think because non-writers just don’t get it 🙂

    Keep smiling,

    P.S. By the way, the excerpt was good.

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