Alice Vinten lives near the sea, in Essex, with her two sons. She spent ten years as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service, before resigning in order to pursue her dream of becoming a professional writer. She is fascinated by the gritty underbelly of London life, and the melting-pot of characters caught within it; the stories and experiences that heavily influence her writing.
Alice has been an avid reader since childhood. Growing up, she demolished a range of books ranging from Point Horror through to the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. Particular favourites were (and still are) Stephen King, Christopher Pike, Judith Kerr, Roald Dahl and Judy Blume. From a young age she was determined to join in with everything that ‘the boys’ did. Along with a friend, she became the one of the first girl scouts in Hertfordshire, a fact she is still proud of ’til this day! After completing her A-Levels, she studied Social Policy at Portsmouth University, before working at the local council in the homeless department whilst waiting to join the Metropolitan Police.
These days she can mostly be found harassing her two young boys to ‘read more books’ and procrastinating when she really should be writing. A lover of all things creative, Alice has also written four craft tutorial books and contributed to UK craft magazines. Her passion, however, is crime writing. She is currently working on her first crime novel.
Alice had two ambitions when she was young; to be a police officer and an author. She never dreamed she would achieve both.