Alice C. Early
I've always written—short stories, poems, essays and now novels. After years writing and ghostwriting mostly for business audiences, I am now thrilled to be sharing my work with fellow lovers of fiction. At Vassar, my senior thesis for my creative writing English major was a short story cycle set on Martha's Vineyard, my childhood summer home, and I planned to become a writer in some form. Then life intervened. For decades. My career required travel, cementing my love of setting. Everywhere I went in those pre-cell phone camera days, I created word pictures in order to remember the discovery of sights, smells, textures, tastes, and sounds. Nevis captured my heart in 1996; I've visited every year since then. After quitting my career in international business in New York City and becoming a year-round Vineyarder in 1999, I got serious about writing and later joined The Indian Hill Writer’s Workshop led by novelist John Hough, Jr., where The Moon Always Rising took shape. It will be published April 21, 2020 by She Writes Press. While this novel was in submission, I attended the 2018 Cuttyhunk Writer’s Residency to workshop my second novel, Posthumous, about a New York literary power couple with secrets from each other and the world and shared parts of this novel-in-progress with fabulous colleagues from all over the world at the 2019 Yale Summer Writing Workshop.
My partner, a furniture designer and craftsman, and I share a hand-built cottage in view of the mighty Atlantic. I write, sing, and cook, nurturing friends and neighbors with the bounty of our Island’s fields and waters, and subjecting them to my experiments in gluten-free baking.