Alex Adams was born in Auckland, New Zealand, where she spent several years with her nose in a book before her nomadic parents dragged her to Greece and Australia. She received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of New England in Armidale, Australia before going on to teach English as a Second Language. Along the way, she realized she could entertain people by stringing words on paper. Aside from reading and writing, Alex’s favorite things include cooking, eating, and (thankfully) running.
When she’s not staring at a blinking cursor, you can find her in a movie theatre or poking around a bookstore with a cup of coffee in her hand. Alex currently resides in Portland, Oregon with one cat, one dog, and the man she plans to marry soon. White Horse is her first novel. At least the first that’s fit for human consumption.
10 Facts About Alex Adams
1. My writing is dark, but I’m quite silly. A lot of laughing goes on in our home.
2. If I bump my nose I sneeze. And not just one sneeze, but a whole Christmas tree light string of them.
3. I want a pony. I don’t know what I’d do with a pony; I have nowhere to put one. But that hasn’t stopped me from wanting one.
4. Geese hate me. The feeling is mutual. The first time they attacked me I was in-utero. Good thing my mother can run! Some years ago she gave me a goose figurine. It lives on my desk, and I’m pretty certain one day it’ll come to life and peck my eyes out. I’d be totally okay with geese if they were elephants.
5. I am visually uncreative. I can’t draw, can’t paint, and if you saw my stick figures you’d feel sorry for them. Also, my handwriting is appalling.
6. I can’t eat without wanting to read. If there’s no reading material at a table, my gaze slides toward the condiment bottles.
7. I went to high school with Peter Andre (the year below him, actually). He was kind, unpretentious and wore Mickey Mouse boxers. I know this because someone pantsed him in the tuck shop once.
8. One summer I was a cleaner at a theme park. You’d be amazed how many people lose the ability to flush when they venture out in public.
9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding is actually a documentary about my family. I’m always surprised when it comes on and David Attenborough isn’t narrating.
10. My accent is now a weird combination of Kiwi, Aussie, and American. My family thinks I sound American, Americans think I sound furrin’, and my guy thinks I sound like Harry Potter.
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