A. E. Cook
Alice Cook lives in Alabama with a teenage dog who has mastered the art of manipulation. To maintain her sanity, she engages in a daily exercise called “writing.”
For ten years, Alice taught the English language to international students at her local university. When she hit the ten-year milestone, her gypsy nature kicked in, and she moved to South Dakota to work on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Now, she’s back home in the warm, humid south. Her love of traveling and exploring different cultures is reflected in her writing, but so is her southern culture and down-home nature.
Her debut novel, The Amber Key, is the first in the Xandi series, an exciting juvenile adventure book full of danger, mysterious powers, and an ancient hidden laboratory that everyone seems to either want to protect or plunder. It, along with the second book in the series, The Forest of Faces, is available now. She is currently working on the third book in the series, The Dragon Rider, which will be out in the Fall of 2019.