About Me


My name is Alex Penland.

I’m a writer.  I love tea, crochet, and kickboxing.  I’ve been addicted to stories since I was old enough to string letters together, and I’m not planning on quitting that any time soon.  So far my work’s been able to draw from a huge wealth of experiences, from working with the Smithsonian to standing outside Launch Control as the last space shuttle took off to teaching small children in my day job as a substitute.

I have a lot to write about.

This blog is mainly a portfolio.  It’s still fairly personal: my posts are all about writing and being a millennial and that whole Follow Your Dreams thing I’m still pretty stuck on.  I will occasionally speak up on political or personal issues, but welcome opinions that differ from my own. Just don’t be a jerk.  I’ll kill you with kindness and nobody likes that guy anyway.

I update every Tuesday and sometimes Thursdays.


Other Social Media…

Follow me on Twitter over at @AlexPenname if you’re interested in #LivetweetBooks (Saturdays at 12 PM Central).

Check out my WriterKata account for silly writing-prompt sketches.

Check out my Patreon if you want to show your support.

Have something you want to say to me? Comment, question, concern?   Don’t hesitate to contact me using the form below.


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