Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Half Outlaw, Secrets of the Casa Rosada, and the forthcoming book, Writing an Identity Not Your Own.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014 and became an author in 2018 with the publication of Secrets of the Casa Rosada by Arte Publico Press. Half Outlaw was published by Blackstone Publishing in 2022, while Writing an Identity Not Your Own will be published by St. Martin’s Essentials in 2024.

Her creative writing has appeared in anthologies like Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology, as well as literary journals like Colorado Review, PALABRITAS, D Magazine, Cigale Literary Magazine, and Scissortale Review.

Alex is the Executive Director of Write Here DFW and the founder and moderator of LitTalk at Whose Books, a quarterly panel series for DFW authors. She has also been the Discovery Prize judge for the Writer’s League of Texas Book Awards and a Young Adult category judge for the Texas Institute of Letters Awards.

In her career as an author, Alex has conducted a wide array of presentations for the likes of Macmillan Publishers, Abydos Learning Conference (keynote, 2021), TLA Annual Conference, Texas Teen Book Festival, and universities like Southern Methodist University, University of Houston, University of Louisiana at Monroe, LaGaurdia CC, etc.

Alex’s pronouns are she/her and she identifies as Mixed, Mixed Latine, Mexican-American, Latina, Hispanic, and Chicana. She is based in the Dallas, Texas, area.

She is represented in literary matters by Mary C. Moore of Aevitas Creative Management. Rich Green at Gotham Group is her film agent.