Alexandra Penn

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Alexandra Penn was a museum kid. The daughter of a photographer and a Scuba diver, she spent her teenage years in the field: Penn has worked with Smithsonian archaeologists, NASA software engineers, volcanologists, and photographers. She also managed to fail Algebra II with a passing grade, which she's a little proud of.

Her work is both a love letter to and an intense criticism of the academic world.

She has been bitten by a shark, she watched the final shuttle launch from the fire escape outside Launch Control, and she has been a certified diver since age twelve. She likes dogs, long walks on the beach, and socialized medicine. Also books.

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Alexandra Penn When I have writers' block, it usually means I'm trying to make the characters do something that isn't true to their nature--somehow I'm sending the…moreWhen I have writers' block, it usually means I'm trying to make the characters do something that isn't true to their nature--somehow I'm sending the story in the wrong direction.
I like to meditate on it. Get a cup of tea, put on some quiet (wordless) music, and try to figure out what exactly the sticking point is. Once I realize what needs to change, the words flow like water.(less)
Alexandra Penn Getting feedback from the kids who read my stories. I love hearing about their favorite characters, or how they relate. Makes my day.
Average rating: 4.68 · 25 ratings · 9 reviews · 3 distinct works
The Letter Mage (Quarto, #1)

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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With the Book Tour in full swing, October in the air, and Halloween on the way… we all know what comes next. NaNoWrimo season is approaching fast. This year I’ll be reworking an idea from middle school that is far too good to let go of (portal fantasy that turns post-apocalyptic).

I’m also taking the GRE on December 1st.

Because apparently I’m insane, my friends.

I’m looking to apply for a PhD in...

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Literally everyone needs to read this in 2018.
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