Alexandra Aceves (she/her) is a Latinx writer and editor originally from Mexico City and currently based in Brooklyn. She was the 2015 Honor winner of Lee & Low's New Visions Award for previously unpublished YA fiction writers whose work centers underrepresented minority characters; her debut novel is forthcoming from Lee & Low's Tu Books imprint. In a past life she was a professional ballerina; these days she gets paid to read YA. She likes the wine and not the label.
Janelle Monáe. Robyn. Tegan & Sara. Lucy Dacus. Still Processing. The Anthropocene Reviewed. Connie Constance. Alabama Shakes. The National. Radiohead.
Fleabag. Killing Eve. Vida. Mad Men. Stranger Things. Jeopardy. Star Wars. Arthouse horror movies, Jordan Peele-authored and otherwise. Dance movies. Foreign language films. Anything queer.
Carmen Maria Machado. Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Mira Jacob. Jess Walter. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Rumaan Alam. Octavia Butler. James VanderMeer. Jane Austen. Ridiculous unauthorized Jane Austen spinoffs. Ms. Marvel. Marlon James. Colson Whitehead. Lots of YA. Convention-shattering genre fic like Akwaeke Emezi's Pet, Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer, or Namwali Serpell's The Old Drift. Narrative nonfiction that makes me obsessed with things I didn't formerly care about, like Juli Berwald's Spineless (jellyfish) and Tyler Kepner's K (baseball). Upmarket commercial fic that takes risks, like Casey McQuiston's Red, White, & Royal Blue.