Iranian-American author and recording artist Alexandra Monir has written several popular young adult novels published by HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. The Final Six, the first book in her new science fiction YA series, debuted in 2018 and hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller charts in multiple categories, and was named a Barnes & Noble 2018 Summer Reading List Selection. Sony Pictures acquired the film rights in a major pre-empt deal.
The Final Six is the story of a group of teens chosen from around the world to compete for one of six spots on a daring, one-way mission to colonize Jupiter’s moon, Europa. The action-packed novel explores the themes of space travel, climate change and extraterrestrial life, while a poignant romance that unfolds between the two narrators is at the heart of the book. The highly anticipated sequel, THE LIFE BELOW, will be published by HarperCollins in February 2020.
Alexandra is also the author of the romantic time travel novel, Timeless, which was a Barnes & Noble bestseller and one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month,” as well as its sequel, Timekeeper. More recently, the success of The Final Six led to Alexandra being selected to write the first YA novel about DC Comics superhero Black Canary. Alexandra will be joining Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu and Sarah J. Maas as one of the few authors writing for the New York Times-bestselling DC ICONS series, with her novel Breaking Silence: a Black Canary novel set to publish in October 2020.
A singer/songwriter who often integrates music into her books’ pages, Alexandra wrote and recorded three original songs to accompany Timeless and Timekeeper and has composed a new instrumental score for The Life Below. She will additionally record original music for her forthcoming Black Canary novel. Her musical roots run deep, as she is the granddaughter of the late Monir Vakili, Iran’s foremost opera singer.
Alexandra frequently travels around the country speaking to readers and writers of all ages at book festivals and literary conferences, fan conventions and schools. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 2-year-old son, where she is hard at work on her next novel.