Short and sweet bio:
Harper Alexander is a YA, dystopian, paranormal-romance and fantasy author living in Southern California. She is a book cover designer by day and author by night, and sleeps as a hobby. Occasional contributions to her books are made by her house-cat Moo, who likes to sleep on the keyboard to get her attention. Any and all typos are blamed on the cat.
Long and lumbersome bio:
Harper Alexander grew up in Southern California. She briefly studied Child Development, which led to an occupation as an Au Pair, but her passions are reading, writing, artistry and singing, and she has a lifelong love for horses. In another life, she would have loved to be a horse-back stunt double, supported by a past as a gymnast, but in order to complete the overwhelming library of pending books in her head she will settle for the years she has been blessed with traipsing through the neighborhood fields on her own Arabian mount, and leave the swashbuckling and excitement to the characters in her books.
She danced as a Spanish Dancer in “Ramona” (California’s longest-running, official outdoor state play) for 8 years. She is greatly inspired by the works of Dawn Cook, Tamora Pierce, Patrick Rothfuss, Lauren Oliver, Kristen Britain and Cornelia Funke, but enjoys a wide range of authors in the fantasy genre and tries to stay up-to-date and read a little bit of everyone. She wishes she had a soundtrack for her life to carry around as mood music (then she could always know when something bad was about to happen, or really take heart in all those inspirational moments that pass us by on a daily basis), and she’s guilty of the cookies and brownies disappearing before they make their way into the oven.
Some of her best friends are the characters in her books (no, she’s not an antisocial psychopath – she has normal best friends, too), and some of her favorite things include: the smell of new books, plaid lining in sleeping bags, snowflakes, fancy socks, strange names for pets (she has a cat named Moo and would like a dog named Kitty), and mixing drinks at fast-food soda stations. Strawberry Rootbeer is her favorite. She most enjoys writing YA fantasy, but dabbles in a range and recently got the hankering to write children’s fantasy under another name, as well as a few projects in non-fiction because certain aspects of her life are proving entirely too ridiculous not to turn into stories. She invites you to join her characters in their adventures.