Alex is a Nomad at heart
Born in small-town Iowa (late November of ‘86, if you’re counting), Alex knew from a young age that he wanted two things from life: to tell stories*, and to see everything he could possibly see. From 16 on, he has bounced all around the world in various capacities: volunteering in the forests of Norway, teaching circus arts in Madrid (he was a professional aerialist for a number of years), and drinking copious amounts of tea in the Scottish Highlands.
In terms of education, he began studying creative writing in high school at Interlochen Arts Academy (which bears an uncanny resemblance to Islington in Ravenborn…), and received his Bachelors from Bennington College. He received his Masters in Creative Writing from Glasgow University in Scotland.
He is the author of more than a dozen books for children and adults, including the international bestseller THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, which was optioned for TV, and the breakout middle grade chiller THE COLLECTOR. Alex’s goal is to continually expand LGBTQ+ rep in children’s fiction, which has begun in earnest with his award-winning teen series the RUNEBINDER CHRONICLES and the creepy chiller THE FEAR ZONE.
In 2018, he began writing books for younger readers under the pen name K.R. Alexander. He will have many more books out under that moniker very soon!
Currently, he and his boyfriend live in Seattle. But seeing as he doesn’t stay put, that location is bound to change.
He is represented by Brent Taylor of Triada Literary US.
As he intentionally avoids all social media, the best way to learn about new books or promotions is to sign up for his mailing list below.
*Throughout his life, he has also wanted to be a silversmith, the next Kenny G, a contortionist, an egyptologist, and a dozen other things. Needless to say, he likes exploring new hobbies.