About Me

10/04/2016 09:00:00 AM Lexie Dunne 0 Comments

The Official Bio

Lexie Dunne is a life-long winner of the coveted trophy for participation and author of the SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS series. By day a mild-mannered technical writer and by night a writer of masked crusaders, she hails from St. Louis, home of the world’s largest croquet game piece. HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD is available from HarperCollins on November 1, 2016. Follow her on Twitter @DunneWriting.

The Unofficial Bio

Lexie, early 30s, from St. Louis. Not sad to see the Rams go. On the cusp of being a millennial, I laugh at way too many bad jokes to be let into polite society, and I write a lot. By day a technical writer and by night technically a writer. Oldest of four siblings. I once put ketchup on brother's shoe and tried to convince him it was blood.

My mom still brings it up.

I started writing when I was 11 and never really stopped after that. It was a school assignment and probably a warning sign; I was supposed to work with a group to make a picture book, but instead I sat down at my convertible Fisher Price™ pool/air hockey/ping pong table and wrote an 11-page (front AND back) story called My School Gym is Haunted in which a character that had a name suspiciously like mine did the adult thing of going to McDonald's, watching her baby sister, and, oh yeah, exorcising the ghost under the gym bleachers (spoiler: not a ghost, but a fellow student named Johnny). From there, my interest moved from the faux-supernatural to the actual supernatural, with some pit stops for dragons, pirates, and superheroes along the way.

SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS was my first officially published book, with SUPERVILLAINS ANONYMOUS not far behind. HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD hits shelves this September. When I'm not writing, I can be found watching way too much TV (either soccer or scripted), reading, or playing with my dog. I love her to pieces. She, on the other hand, tolerates me.

Repped by the awesome Rebecca Strauss at DeFiore & Company, but I try not to bother her too much. I have told her some truly awful jokes, though.