Bio & Contact Info

Alexandra Diaz, Photo Credit Owen Benson

Alexandra Diaz, Photo Credit Owen Benson

Alexandra Diaz is the award winning children’s book author of The Only Road and its sequel, The Crossroads, and also Santiago’s Road Home and Farewell Cuba, mi isla. Along with her mother, she translated the four books into Spanish, El único destino, La encrucijada, La travesía de Santiago, and Hasta siempre Cuba, mi isla. The Only Road is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Pura Belpré Honor and Américas Award, among others. Her other books include Good Girls Don’t Lie (a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award finalist and International Latino Book Award 2nd place winner) and Of All the Stupid Things, (a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award finalist and ALA Rainbow List book), both for young adults.

An overactive imagination had her making up stories at an early age and led to getting an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. The daughter of Cuban refugees, she is a native Spanish speaker who currently lives in Santa Fe, NM.


Anyone, young or young at heart, is welcome to contact me. Carrier pigeons, smoke signals, or telepathy are all fine, but are dependent on weather conditions or brain waves.

If you prefer electronic methods, please include a relative subject line because emails that just say “hi” or nothing at all run the risk of being classified as spam (and being a vegetarian, I don’t care for it).

You may contact me at:
adiaz (at) alexandra-diaz (dot) com
@alexandratdiaz (Twitter)
@alexandradiazauthor (Instagram)

I am VERY good at responding to emails, the socials not so much. If I haven’t returned your email within a few days, check your spam, make sure you can receive emails from outside your network, resend, or try to reach me via another option.