Alexa Chipman is a graphic designer, writer, and artist who resides in Rohnert Park, California. She is the author of the popular radio drama series Maudelayne, has been nominated for eight Parsec awards including twice as a finalist, and wrote the maritime history book Lady Washington: Age of Exploration Merchant Vessel.
Her latest book is SHATTERED of the House Jaden series. She has worked backstage in the theatre since 1990 with companies such as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Redwood Empire Ballet, Marin Ballet and Marin Dance Theatre, as well as appearing in the Marin Fringe Festival. Her stage/voice production credits include The Great Divorce, Bijoux, Nutcracker, Giselle, The Last Unicorn, Francis & Sophie: A Victorian Romance, Stage Door, The Importance of Being Earnest, Twin Stars, and more. She is currently a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and the Marquee Theater Journalists Association.
Inspirational Literary Authors
Lord David Cecil, Gerald of Cymru, William Langland, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, Patrick O'Brian, Frank Herbert, Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Dante Alighieri.
Apology (Plato), Piers Plowman (Langland), The Pearl (Gawain Poet), Faerie Queene (Spenser), The Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis), Leaf by Niggle (Tolkien), Battle of Maldon (Anonymous), The Son of Neptune (Riordan), Dune Messiah (Herbert), La Vita Nueva (Dante), Wives & Daughters (Gaskell).
Manuel de Falla, Giacomo Puccini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Ludwig Minkus, Adolphe Adam, and Luigi Boccherini.
Ballets: Le Corsaire, La Bayadere, Giselle, Spartacus, Othello (Lar Lubovitch), Ghosts (Christopher Wheeldon) and Confetti (Melinda Bach). Stage Plays: The Price (Arthur Miller), Argonautica (Mary Zimmerman) and Coriolanus (William Shakespeare).