Alex Luceli Jiménez is a queer Mexican writer and high school community liaison living in Monterey County on the central coast of California. She was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in the windy city of Fontana, CA. After graduating from Summit High School in Fontana, she received a full-ride scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied comparative literature (with a focus on literature written in English and Spanish) and creative writing. At UC Berkeley, she held several positions at the city of Berkeley’s paper of record, The Daily Californian, primarily as a senior staff writer and editor. She also served as assistant editor and later managing editor at Berkeley Fiction Review, UC Berkeley’s oldest prose journal. Previously, she tried out being a middle school English teacher, and has since transitioned out of the classroom. Currently, she is working on an MA in education with a focus on school counseling at Alliant International University. She writes and reads whenever she has a spare moment, and also when she does not have a spare moment.
Alex’s main literary interests include queer horror/speculative fiction, contemporary classics, and narratives about neurotic women, though she has also been known to enjoy a good old-fashioned romance novel.