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Alex Telander's Biography

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Mar 2009

Alex C. Telander was born in 1979 in Málaga, on the south coast of Spain, where he lived for the first nineteen years of his life, attending an English high school.  He started writing with a vested interest at the age of fifteen with short stories for class and personal enjoyment.  In his last few years in high school, he started his own newspaper, the St. Anthony’s Gazette, where he published some of his stories, as well as a wealth of other material that he mostly wrote for the paper.

Attending Long Beach State, he majored in English: Creative Writing, which he earned a B.A., as well as a minor in history focused on medieval studies.  While in college, he wrote for the independent, student-run newspaper, formerly the Long Beach Union, now the Union Weekly (http://www.asicsulb.org/unionweekly/), first as a staff writer, then as an editor, starting the Literature Page, where his book reviewing first began.  In his last year at Long Beach State, he was Editor in Chief.

Alex C. Telander is a very busy guy.  He has been reviewing books for more than a decade and over the last few years for BookLoons.com and now also working for the great Sacramento Book Review.  He also keeps his own website, www.alexctelander.com, updated every couple of months with his book reviews and other writings, including the “Stream of Consciousness” page.

He is the creator and host of the unique book review and author interview podcast BookBanter (http://bookbanter.podbean.com), which has new episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month.  He has already interviewed big authors like Brandon Sanderson, Amber Benson, Dan Simmons, and Bernard Cornwell, with many more interviews planned.  You can check out BookBanter at: http://bookbanter.podbean.com, or search for it on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=293685675).  Check out his Facebook group or send an email to bookbanterpodcast@gmail.com to join the mailing list.

Alex is currently working on what he hopes to be the last rewrite of his mystery/thriller novel, Nothing is an Accident, about a man who wakes up and doesn’t know who he is or where he is, or how he even got there.  He is also working on a comic book series called 1066: a historical account of the Battle of Hastings.  He has already completed a young adult fantasy novel, Kyra, with plans for many more books, including Wyrd, a historical fiction novel set in  sixth century Britain.  With what little time he has left, he spends it reading, reading, and more reading, watching TV, hanging out with friends, and watching his favorite baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, when he can.  Go Giants!

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