When I was eighteen, I was very clear on what I wanted to be when I grew up—a psychologist. Two people are to blame for my fascination in this social science; Mr. Michael Roper, who taught Intro to Psychology at my high school and Thomas Harris, who wrote Silence of the Lambs. The former was an amazing teacher who brought the subject to life in such a way that I was captivated to read everything I could on the topic. Which led me to the latter— Harris’ Silence of the Lambs led me to his first book featuring Hannibal Lecter, The Red Dragon, and I thought working as an FBI profiler would be a lot more interesting than sitting at a desk all day. Spoiler alert, I never became a psychologist or a profiler, but that’s a story for another time.

I mention all of this because my guest today, Alicia Thompson, and I share a love of psychology, reading and writing, and I had a lot of fun uncorking her story.

Meet Alicia Thompson:

Alicia is a writer who wrote her debut novel between pulling all-nighters on her senior thesis. Her short stories have appeared in Girls’ Life magazine and, as a teen, she appeared in an episode of 48 hours in the audience of a local murder trial, where she broke the fourth wall by looking directly into the camera. She recently joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her latest book, Love in the Time of Serial Killers.

Key Topics:

  1. What it’s like having success at such a young age.
  2. How to maintain your confidence and persevere while waiting 10 years between books.
  3. Transitioning from Young Adult fiction to Adult Fiction.
  4. The importance of having a writer community.

Buy Love in the Time of Serial Killers:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vw0DH6

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9780593438657


Connect with Alicia

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliciabooks


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