338: The Dystopian Superhero Story – Interview with Alexandra Monir

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Alexandra Monir.

Alexandra is an Iranian-American author and recording artist who has published six popular young adult novels. Her internationally-bestselling debut, Timeless was a Barnes & Noble Bestseller and Amazon.com “Best Books of the Month.” In 2018 she published the hit sci-fi novel The Final Six and Sony Pictures optioned the film rights in a major pre-empt deal. More recently, she has followed up with a sequel—The Life Below—which was published earlier this year.

Alexandra was chosen as part of a group of global bestselling authors to write for the New York Times-bestselling DC ICONS series. Her book is Black Canary: Breaking Silence, the first-ever YA novel about that DC Comics superhero. Next up, Alexandra is writing a historical fantasy YA for Disney based on Princess Jasmine.

In this episode Alexandra and I discuss:

  • How she honors her grandmother in her career, especially in her latest book.
  • Her method for creating a complex cast of villains for Black Canary.
  • Why she incorporated original music into the release of her book.

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/338

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