Alexandra Sheppard was born in North London to a Jamaican mother and English father.
When Alex isn’t writing teen fiction, she is a freelance social media strategist with experience working on dozens of award-winning social media campaigns.
Oh My Gods was her first YA novel and was published by Scholastic. Alex then wrote Fly High Crew in collaboration with the Banjo Brothers, which was published by Scholastic in April 2021. Happy Here, an anthology of 10 stories from Black British authors and illustrators featuring Alex published in August 2021 by Knights Of. Alex’s new YA title with Knights Of, Friendship Never Ends, was published in May 2023.
“This intelligent, laugh-out-loud book noticeably sets itself apart from other young adult novels in that it’s not solely focused on trauma, despite the protagonist losing her mother at the tender age of 10.” - The Independent