Alexandra Wendt is a writer of adult and young adult fantasy, currently working on her next novel. She has contributed to the site featuring women in the arts, Art She Says.
She has her bachelor's in Art History and English, and is currently working on her master's in Italian Renaissance Art in Florence, while also working as a teaching assistant. Between study abroad and a gap year, she previously lived in Siena for a year, developing a love for Italian life and also surviving viewing the famous Palio horse race from the center of the piazza.
Alex would like to publish books inspired by her love for art history, Italy, and all things fantastical and mysterious. When she's not writing, she can be found feeding her obsession for Victorian literature or playing her flute.
My current project
INKWELL: Adult fantasy, first draft. Grace is part of a secret magical society
in Italy, and when she screws up an assignment, she's called to participate in an ancient series of trials. Both love and her commitment to leaving behind a past she'd prefer be forgotten bind her when she discovers just how dangerous the trials are--and the ugly motivation lying
at the heart of them.
My current post
Being an American under lockdown in Italy during the coronavirus pandemic: my perspective on the growth of the outbreak and what it's like living in quarantine.
My current job
I am a teaching assistant at an American university in Florence. I lecture, make field trip and site visit reservations, and help my professors with other organizational and logistical tasks.