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Author Interview With Alice McVeigh: Hearing A Symphony In Every Word — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

Author Interview with Alice McVeigh: Hearing a Symphony in Every Word — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My ALLi author guest this week is Alice McVeigh, who also goes by the pen name Spaulding Taylor when she writes science fiction. But those two names are only two aspects of a multidimensional talent. She’s a ghostwriter, an editor, and a performer whose voice has peaks and valleys, like that of a musician. In fact the music you hear right now, is Alice McVeigh playing the cello. I’ll let Alice begin to talk about her journey.

Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast: Alice McVeigh Interview

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Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast: About the Author Alice McVeigh

Alice McVeighAlice McVeigh was born in South Korea, of American diplomatic parents, and lived in southeast Asia until she was thirteen. After a degree in cello performance at Jacobs School of Music, she moved to London to study with British cello star Jacqueline du Pre. Afterwards she toured worldwide for over fifteen years with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic.

Alice’s first two novels (While the Music Lasts and Ghost Music) were published by Orion Publishing, to wonderful reviews, and the film rights sold to Channel 4. She has also had a play put on at Lewisham Theatre, and one non-fiction book published, with cartoons by Noel Ford.  Alice loves to help fellow writers and has developmentally edited/ghosted over 200 books. Her new post-apocalyptic novel, Last Star Standing, will be published in Feb. 2021, by Unbound Publishing, under her pen name, Spaulding Taylor. You can find her on her website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast: About the Host Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last eight years amplifying the voices of independent publishers and authors. He works with authors as a book editor to prepare their work to be published. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.comLinkedIn and Twitter.


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Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads.

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. What an amazing portfolio career, morphing from one art form to another : so love your adaptability Alice – and your ability to bounce back from adversity and rejection

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Tom! – I really appreciate it…

      And this was partly why I ‘came back’… There was a part of me that still felt unanswered.

      But, I’m thrilled to add that – only today!!!! – my new novel won the honour of a Kirkus’ STARRED review in 2021- which only 102 books- in all the genres – did, in 2020.

      Am feeling very very lucky, tonight!!! #keeppinchingmyself #LastStarsStar

      https://www.kirkusreviews.com/discover-books/science-fiction-fantasy

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