Alexa Donne

Alexa Donne is the author of Brightly Burning and The Stars We Steal, YA sci-fi romance retellings of classics set in space out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her next YA, THE IVIES, a thriller set in the world of competitive college admissions, will be out in May 2021 from Crown/Random House. A graduate of Boston University, she works in TV marketing and has done pro bono college admissions mentoring since 2014. A true INFJ, in her “free” time she mentors with WriteGirl, runs the Author Mentor Match program, and manages one of the most popular writing advice channels on YouTube. She lives in Los Angeles with two fluffy ginger cats named after YA literature characters. You can find her in most places @alexadonne.

Alexa is represented by Elana Roth-Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency.

For a full press kit, including a longer bio, see HERE.

Passions & Projects

Just some of the things I’m involved in & passionate about!

Author Mentor Match

A program that matches agented/published authors with aspiring YA & MG writers for long-term mentorship


A non-profit I volunteer with in Los Angeles that pairs women writers with teen girls 13-18 for writing mentorship. I am also on the college team, which assists the senior girls in applying to college.


I mod /r/YAwriters, a fabulous sub-Reddit/community for both published and aspiring YA and MG writers.