Alecia McKenzie was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She worked as a journalist for the New York Times Group, and briefly for CBS, before moving to Belgium, where her first job was as a radio deejay for FM Le Soir. She later worked with The Wall Street Journal Europe, InterPress Service and other organizations, before joining the Free University of Brussels (Vesalius College) to teach Communications. In 1998, Alecia moved to London and stayed there for two years before migrating to Asia. She and her family are currently based in Singapore but they return as often as possible to the Caribbean.

In 1992, her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, was published winning the regional Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. Stories from Yard, her fourth book, is published by Peepal Tree Press.

Alecia’s has also published two novella’s for young readers, When the Rain Stopped in Natland and Doctor’s Orders.

Her story ‘Gone to the Dogs (Madame)’ features in Light Transports.