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Alice Broadway was born in 1980, the youngest of three sisters. She was raised in an evangelical Christian community not far from Oxford, before leaving the church in 2014. She moved to the north with her husband where she now lives with her three children. She began writing blogs which rekindled her dream of becoming an author. In 2013, she tried her hand at NaNoWriMo. Short for National Novel Writing Month, this is an internet hub of budding writers who each spend the whole of November working on a book, from start to finish.
The novel became Ink, the first of the Skin Books Trilogy.
In Alice Broadway's debut YA novel, Ink, the first in a trilogy, people's lives are literally written on their skin, in the form of tattoos marking significant events. On their death, the person's skin is flayed and turned into a book of remembrance for their loved ones to keep. When Leora's father dies she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, meaning that he will be considered unworthy of being preserved - unless Leora can discover what really happened to him. Soon she is forced to question everything she once believed in, including the truth about the un-tattoed 'blanks' .
All her family are artists
Loves the north
Ink is a debut novel
Alice likes Patrick Ness, Suzanne Collins, and Meg Rosoff among others
For more information:
Follow Alice on Twitter - @alicecrumbs
Like her on Facebook – alicebroadwayauthor
Have a look at her website – www.alice-broadway.com
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Maria from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:
Anna from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:
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