A British-American citizen of Italian heritage, Alexia is an author, writing consultant and teacher.

After an MA in Social & Political Sciences (Psychology major) then MPhil in Educational Psychology & Technology, both at Cambridge University, she took a break from academia and moved to New York. There she worked on a Tony-award-winning Broadway show before returning to England to complete a PhD and teaching qualification (full PGCHEP). In between, she worked as a West End script-critic, box-office manager for a music festival and executive editor of a human rights journal. She now works as Director of YA Shot: a young adult and children’s literature festival with a large outreach programme providing free author visits to libraries paired with disadvantaged local schools.

She’s not sure which side of the family her dyslexia comes from, but is resigned to the fact that madness runs in both. She loves cats, collects glass animals and interesting knives, and has always wanted a dragon.

Her debut novel, The Bone Dragon, was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the Jugendliteraturpreis, and long-listed for the Branford Boase Award. It was also a Book of the Year for the Financial Times and Independent.

Her second book, House of Windows is a Reading Well for Young People: Shelf-help title.

Alexia is represented by Claire Wilson of Rogers, Coleridge & White. Her books are available from all good independent bookstores and online retailers. Click here to find a bookstore near you in the UK or here for the USA.

Find out more about her books, writing advice, her writing and editing services, and how to book events with her at and




      1. Thank you! The new book ‘MoB’ (an abbreviation of the working title, rather than a hint that it’s about gangsters) is going really well. I’m editing at the moment but hope to be done soon.

      2. Well, The Bone Dragon will be out soon – officially 2nd May but Amazon may well send pre-order copies out a little early – they did with Katherine Rundell’s book, my Faber ‘sibling’. Hopefully that will fill a gap if anyone is eager (which would be lovely!). And Kate’s book, Rooftoppers, is wonderful so I recommend that too!

      3. Ah… Sorry to be confusing. By ‘sibling’ I mean that Katherine Rundell has the same agent and publisher as I do, so you’re publishing ‘twins’. But my family is nice too! 🙂

      4. Thank you very much for the invitation. 🙂 Unfortunately, I’m so busy I can’t commit to anything else at the moment. All the best with the project!

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