Born in East Los Angeles, Alexandra M. Landeros spent summers in her parents’ hometown of Aguascalientes in Mexico and the school years in South El Monte, California. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998, she moved to Austin, Texas where she joined the Vortex Repertory Company and participated in the actors and writers workshop until 2001. In 2004, she graduated from Texas State University with an MFA in Creative Writing.
She has published articles in Latino Magazine and various Austin-based magazines and newspapers, and she recently published a short story in the Spring 2016 issue of Southwestern American Literature. In addition to writing, Alexandra has worked in marketing, public relations, and community outreach for various nonprofit organizations and small businesses in Austin, where she lived for nearly two decades.
In late 2018, she moved to Durham, North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and rat terrier-dachschund who goes by the name of Flaca. Her husband will be starting the graduate program in Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of American Studies. They are both volunteering and taking classes with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Alexandra will continue to pursue publication of her short stories, and she is currently working on a novel in progress, as well as various film and multimedia project collaborations with her husband. She enjoys spending free time outdoors or playing old-time music on her violin and ukulele.