First Stop Seattle

As I drove away from the Omega Writers Conference in Sydney a couple of weeks ago, I spent some time thanking God for the opportunity to be able to meet so many talented, creative people doing awesome things with their work. Travelling and speaking has by far been one of the biggest blessings in my […]

what’s been up

Happy almost September everyone. I hope you’ve all had a warm and wonderful summer and are looking forward to the brilliance of fall. Though I’m not thrilled about my kids going back to school, I am excited about the year ahead. Here’s a quick update. I’ve been spending my summer days working on a new […]

meteor shower

They’re already in bed, should I wake them up? Nah, way past midnight and totally too late for their already messed up summertime body clocks to handle. But… the Perseid meteor shower only comes once a year, and this year’s ice and space dust spectacular is supposed to be better than ever. Still no.  My […]

nothing left to do but drive

All things go, all things go – Sufjan Stevens (You don’t have to listen to the music, but I was when I wrote this)   With our quiet faces looking out of passenger seat windows and our arms stretched outside like paper wings, we drive away.  There are no smiles, only tears, but we’ve been walking on […]

Nebraska Spring

A couple of weeks ago, I had a speaking engagement in Omaha, Nebraska. It was cold, really cold, especially for the end of April, and my California self nearly froze to death. But everything was so green, and fresh, and beautiful as well, a perfect metaphor for the weekend.  See, I flew out with no […]

So This is My Desk

Welcome to my desk, where countless hours are spent daydreaming dialogue and imagining new worlds for the YA books I write. I’ve numbered things for you so you won’t get lost. Have fun. 1. Daughter Falling Off Swing: This is my all-time, favorite picture of my youngest daughter, Izzy. She’s just fallen off a swing […]

The Reviews Are In

It’s always a relief when the reviews come in…and they’re good!  Thanks to everyone for reading. I really appreciate you finding some value on these pages. And if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, click on the picture to learn more. Peace, Alex

Australia 2017

So excited to be heading to the Edmund Rice Conference Centre in Sydney Australia in the coming months. Looking forward to meeting all those Australian readers, artists, and writers.  More details to come as the date nears, so stay posted.  See you soon!