Short version:

Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults, with over 2 million copies sold. For middle grade readers, he’s the author of the Dog Tags, Tides of War, Wild Ones, and Accidental Adventures series, as well as two titles in the 39 Clues series. For young adults, he’s the author of the cyberpunk duology Proxy and the epic fantasy Black Wings Beating. He’s been a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, a young adult librarian with New York Public Library, an assistant to a Hollywood film agent, and a snorkel salesman. He lives with his family in Philadelphia, PA.

Longer Version:

Alex London has written books for children, teens, even a few grown ups.

His young adult debut, Proxy, was an American Library Association Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers and included on their 2014 Best Fiction For Young Adults list. Proxy is a 2015 Texas Lone Star Reading List and TAYSHAS Reading List selection, a 2016 Intermediate Sequoyah Masterlist selection in Oklahoma, and many other state reading lists across the country.

His newest young adult novel, Black Wings Beating, starts an epic fantasy trilogy that has been called “a must read” and “unputdownable”. ’ The New York Times called it “wondrous.” It has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, which recommended it for “all libraries that serve teens.” It’s a NBC Today Show Pick, a Kirkus Best Young Adult Fantasy of 2018 selection, a Seventeen Magazine best of 2018 pick, and Paste Magazine best of 2018 pick, and We Need Diverse Books 2018 Must Read. His mom also liked it, which is kind of a big deal.

For middle grade readers, as C. Alexander London, he’s the author of The Wild Ones series, Dog Tags and Tides of War series, as well as the Accidental Adventures and two titles in The 39 Clues series. He’s also the author of the graphic novel styled picture book, The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl (illus. Frank Morrison) and the World Read Aloud Day picture book from LitWorld, New Day, New Friends.

His books for adults include One Day The Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War and the National Jewish Book Award finalist, Far From Zion.

Alex was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to New York to attend Columbia University. He graduated with a degree in philosophy and earned his Masters Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute. 

He’s been a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, a young adult librarian with New York Public Library, an assistant to a Hollywood film agent, and a snorkel salesman. He now lives with his family in Philadelphia, PA where he, his husband, and his daughter can be found wandering among the tress of Fairmount Park talking to the dog, who is the real brains of the whole operation.