Alexandra Monir Hometown: Los Angeles

Iranian-American author and recording artist Alexandra Monir has published five novels for young adults, including her popular debut, Timeless. A Barnes & Noble bestseller and one of Amazons Best Books of the Month, Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper, have been featured in numerous media outlets and been published in different countries around the world. She followed the series with Suspicion and The Girl in the Picture, both standalone YA thrillers. Her new science fiction novel, THE FINAL SIX, was acquired by HarperCollins and Sony Pictures on the same week, in two major pre-emptive deals. Alexandra is also a singer/songwriter who often integrates music into her books pages. She wrote and recorded three original songs to accompany Timeless and Timekeeper, which were released as the album The Timeless EP and distributed by Jimmy Buffett's record label, Mailboat Records. She also recorded a song that was released with the publication of Suspicion, and has composed and developed musicals for the stage. Her musical roots are deep, as she is the granddaughter of the late Monir Vakili, the foremost Iranian opera singer, and the daughter of singer/songwriter ZaZa. Alexandra Monir is a frequent speaker at middle schools and high schools across the country and at major events including book festivals and Comic-Cons. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and baby boy, where she is at work on the sequel to The Final Six.