i was wondering how did you come up with the idea to write about alice
I was thinking how important role models are to young girls. I loved my own mother very much, but I didn’t necessarily want to look like her or dress like her or act like her. I wanted to be my own person, but I wasn’t sure what that person was like. So I started to write a book about such a girl, except that her own mother would be dead, and she would very much be looking for role models. And the plot sort of took off after that.