Alma Alexander is available for visits to your school or library!
Alma Alexander was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and has lived in many countries around the word. Educated in the United Kingdom and South Africa, Alexander worked as a microbiologist but soon began writing about her field. She also worked as a literary critic for several publications in the UK, South Africa, and New Zealand. Her e-mail correspondence with freelance writer and news editor "Deck" Deckert grew into the book Letters from the Fire—and their marriage. She and her husband now teach writing classes in their home in the Pacific Northwest. Her fantasy books have been published in eleven languages and are popular around the world.
Book 1: Gift of the Unmage
Thea was a Double Seventh: the seventh child of parents who had themselves been seventh children. From birth, great things were expected of her, but magically speaking, she proved a disappointment. Now, with the help of an ancient teacher, Thea has begun to weave herself a new magical identity, infused with elements of the original worlds... but will she find her true self in time to defeat the Nothing that threatens to consume the world?
Book 2: Spellspam
What if e-mail spam suddenly started carrying magic spells? What if a pitch promising a clear complexion gave you transparent skin? Thea Winthrop thought that she was the only one who could do computer magic—but now there's someone else out there who can, and Thea and her friends suddenly find themselves pitted against a vibrant and dangerous mage: Thea's mirror image.
Fantasy Writing and Literature: appropriate for ages 13-17