Alison Insco


Alison is a stay at home mom in Alberta, Canada to her two children who are rapidly approaching the young adult stage, much to her chagrin. Her ever-faithful writing companion is Sadie, a beautiful cat with the saddest eyes you’ll ever see. Alison enjoys teasing the cat, writing (of course), and hanging out with her kids. She began writing at a young age, starting with short stories, moving on to poetry, and eventually ending up participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and completing her first novel. Since then, she has produced several manuscripts of novel-length. When she grows up, Alison hopes to be an expert in the field of fairy security. Her advice for writers, young and old, is to be brave in their work and never give up.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
As far as I can remember, I started writing in the third grade. I was given an assignment to write a short book, complete with a wallpaper and cardboard cover. I wrote about the town I had just moved from, and about my experiences with moving. My teacher raved about my story, and invited me to read it to the school via the PA system in the office. From that point on, I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am inherently terrible at selling myself. I could never come up with a decent query letter that left me feeling confident enough to send it to a traditional publisher. As a result, I started looking into self-publishing, and eventually took the leap.
Read more of this interview.

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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the year 2317, life as we know it no longer exists, and it's all thanks to one man, and a bit of old magic.
Edge of Consciousness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,260. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When a rash of strange dreams invade the sleep of the Bishop family and their close friend Naomi, Elise Bishop seeks answers. What she finds is Merridell, a land with old-world charm and untold magic, accessible only while in slumber. They are called to fight the malevolent Ashwah, to free the people of Merridell from its terrible grip. This will be the battle of the ages.
Secrets and Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,820. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When Alex finds herself cast aside by her "something else", she finds solace in Joey, a stranger who happens to be in the right place at the right time. Mari returns several months later, and the lies pile upon each other higher and higher until the truth is indistinguishable from the fabrications. Can Alex forgive Mari and recover a friendship? When the truth finally does come out, it may be too.
Save The Last Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A camping trip ends on a sour note, putting the future of Beth and Aaron’s relationship in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Megan harbours a secret that threatens the security of her own relationship with Bryce. As the school dance approaches, the weekend takes over the thoughts of the six teens,.forcing them to focus on the actions of a so-called friend. The resulting decisions could change their lives.
Ray of Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,690. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Anna escaped an abusive marriage while pregnant and moved across the country away from all she had ever known. Six years later, strange phone calls begin coming in. Anna and her new husband strive to ignore the calls, but when her ex-husband's voice comes across the line, they become impossible to ignore.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,000. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Tessa Winters finds herself held captive by a mysterious man in a rubber suit. What will happen to her? Will she find her way out?

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