Alex Penland

Alex Penland was a museum kid.  The daughter of a photographer and a Scuba diver, she spent her teenage years in the field: she has worked with Smithsonian archaeologists, NASA software engineers, volcanologists, and photographers. She also managed to fail Algebra II with a passing grade, which she’s a little proud of.  She has been bitten by a shark, she watched the final US shuttle launch from the fire escape outside Launch Control, and she has been a certified diver since age twelve.  She likes dogs, long walks on the beach, and socialized medicine. Also books. Alex is one of two Directors of The Writers’ Rooms, an editor for hire, an amateur linguist, and a Taurus. Her work has received many accolades, including an Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Annual Contest 2017. Her work can be found at

Alex has a flash fiction in Story Cities.