Fantasy writer and English teacher in Italy


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, as well as her master's in Italian Renaissance Art, which she completed during a year-long study in Florence. She also 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.



Fantasy (adult and young adult) that explores different worlds, ties together art and magic, with a dash of humor and romance.



Living in Italy as an American, my travels, updates on my writing, and other stories and notes that catch my fancy.



Teaching--English and art history.

Art history--Renaissance, late medieval, Italian.

Research--Catholic theology, medieval sainthood, iconography, semiotics.

My current project

INKWELL: Adult fantasy, first draft. One hundred years after she was cursed to be forever separated from her immortal love, Astrid runs into him in the very place they lost each other: Florence. She has one month to break the curse before she loses him again--this time for good. But the greatest threat, she must learn, might be herself.

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 received my TEFL certification and am currently seeking English teaching positions, especially for those who would like to learn English tailored to the art history field.