Meet the Writer

1441449_666616320023448_83700549_nHello, readers one and all!  My name is Alex, sophomore English major and literary nut extraordinaire.  I’m currently in my first year at Lincoln Memorial University in the cozy town of Harrogate, Tennessee, where I’ve lived a good portion of my life.  I graduated with Honors from Cumberland Gap High School in the spring of 2013, where I had been the founder and leader of the school Japanese Animation and Manga Club and a member of the marching band, concert band, and color guard team.
Music has been a huge part of my life since I was in the womb – when I was 6, I took up the piano, but dropped the instrument in favor of playing flute and have stuck with woodwinds for a while. I love to sing as well and am a part of the university’s Community Chorus. I am also a part of the LMU Players theatre organization and the MCOM Program’s comedy sketch show “Why Not?”
When I’m not busy with things on campus, I enjoy spending time with my friends (all equally as nerdy as I am!), reading anything that grabs my interest, writing both “fan fiction” and original fantasy stories and poems, playing video games, marathoning Star Trek and BBC shows on Netflix, and indulging in Japanese animation and comics – my favored form of art by far.  As you can probably tell from my photo, I’m also into costuming (“cosplaying”, as some call it), and love to put together costumes of characters from my favorite shows and comics to show off at media conventions.
I look forward to sharing my journey at LMU with you all – as said by JRR Tolkien, “It’s a dangerous business…going out of your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  I fully intend to be swept off – wherever I end up, I’ve no doubt that it will be amazing.
If you have any questions or otherwise want to contact me, feel free to e-mail at

2 thoughts on “Meet the Writer

  1. Rebecca Brackmann says:

    Classic Star Trek, of course. And props for quoting Tolkien (do keep your eye on the course offerings, by the way, because the Tolkien class may be offered again next year–no promises, but it’s possible!).

    • alliecat13 says:

      Original Series all the way! 🙂 (And of course the reboot!) I was actually told that there had been a Tolkein class during my Honors’ program interview process – if it ends up being offered, I’m excited for it already!

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