Alis Hawkins was born in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, and brought up on a dairy farm in Cardiganshire. She attended her local village school and comprehensive, before reading English at Corpus Christi, Oxford. She lives with her partner, and has two grown-up sons.
She is the author of the nineteenth century Cardiganshire-set Teifi Valley Coroner series from The Dome Press, and medieval mysteries from Sapere Books.
She is a proud Welsh speaker and rucksack collector.