Where am I, who are you?

I’m Alex! I’m a writer! I was born and raised outside of Providence, Rhode Island, where I picked up a healthy amount of East Coast charm (I’m walkin’ here, etc) and a taste for salty air. I recently graduated with my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults1 from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, which is a pretty cool place if you’re into that kinda thing2.

Now, I live and work from Portland, Oregon with a friend of mine who is a successful YA author3. It feels weird to name drop him here, though. If you really want to know, check the footnotes.

I started this Substack as a way to reconcile my nostalgia for essay writing and interest in pursuing my own career as a children’s novelist; basically, I want to write fiction, but I don’t want to stop writing nonfiction. Hence: Substack. Best of both worlds!

Why subscribe?

If you like reading long-winded analysis of popular children’s books, writing craft4, or whatever else I’m fixated on that week, this Substack is for you!

1

Yes, if you scroll down on this page, there is a video of me talking up the program. No, I did not realize that interview would be immortalized on the website for years to come. Yes, I look like a baby and yes, I do still have that shirt.

2

Ask me about my other opinions on higher education.

3

Aiden Thomas, NYT bestselling author of CEMETERY BOYS; LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS; and THE SUNBEARER TRIALS (sequel forthcoming Sept ‘24).

4

I mean, I do have that nifty little MFA, which certifies me to teach. So, this is kind of an educational newsletter, if you think about it.

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