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 She was the 2015 Honor winner of Lee & Low's New Visions Award for previously unpublished YA fiction writers whose work centers underrepresented minority characters; her debut novel is forthcoming from Lee & Low's Tu Books imprint.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.
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. Roxanne Gay. Jennifer Egan. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. 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 or Namwali Serpell's THE OLD DRIFT.