About Me & FAQ'S
Alechia Dow is a former pastry chef and librarian. When not writing, you can find her having epic dance parties with her daughter, baking, or reading.
BUT! If you'd like to know more, here are some questions and answers below!
How do you say your name?
Where Were You Born And Raised?
Where did you go to school?
Where do you live now?
So You're a Pastry Chef, What's your favorite dessert to make?
What's Your Favorite Thing to EaT?
What are your favorite Movies?
Your Books Feature a lot of Music, what do you like to Listen to?
What was your journey to becoming a published author?
Any advice for new writers?
Are you available to speak to schools, Book Clubs, libraries?
How do you get through Writer's Block?
who are your favorite Authors?
Thanks for asking! My name is Ah-lee-sha D-ow!
I was born and raised in Milford, Massachusetts!
I went to Milford High School, then onto Johnson & Wales University where I received my Bachelor's of Science in Baking & Pastry Arts, and then to Simmons College (and finished at the University of South Florida) for my Master's in Library & Information Science.
In a little village outside of Ulm, Germany. Bet you weren't expecting that!
My favorite thing will always be pie. When I was a growing up, there were apple orchards everywhere. After school, I would help the owners pick the apples in return for a basket. Needless to say, I got very good at making apple pie! It was a special thing my mom and I would do, and I still feel close to her when I bake one.
This one's easy. Raisinets!
Fifth Element, Black Panther, Sleeping Beauty, About Time, Baby Boom, The Holiday, and more :)
Everything except probably country and metal. I grew up with oldies and those feature a lot in my stories. My tastes change with my mood. I love music that makes me feel!
I wrote my first story in kindergarten and then and there, I thought I might like to tell stories, though I wasn't sure how. Most of my childhood was spent reading or in the library. In college, I took food writing and became a critic, and that opened up the writing world to me. Soon after, I was starting stories--though never finishing them. After becoming a librarian, I thought it would be cool to take a writing superheroes class. That was a big moment for me! I learned how to tell a complete story. From there, I got a Writing in the Margins Mentorship from Tamara Mataya, and a year later, The Sound of Stars was born. There were some bumps along the way, but I'm happy and honored to be writing today.
Don't let rejection break your heart. Keep writing. People will need your stories, and no one can write like you.
Yes! Please go to my "EVENTS & SERVICES" Page!!
I walk. I dance. I watch something or read something in another genre. I fill my head with everything but the story and weirdly, by the time I'm not thinking about it, I'll have found a solution to my block!
SO MANY FAVORITES. I really loved Philip K. Dick growing up. But right now, I love Sarah MacLean, Bethany C. Morrow, Olivia Dade, Adiba Jaigirdar, Rebecca Coffindaffer, J. Elle, Tiffany Jackson, Angie Thomas, Justin Reynolds, and Tracy Badua. AND MORE. This was a tough question, shame on you for stressing me out, lol!