Alexis Daria is the award-winning author of the Dance Off series, starting with TAKE THE LEAD (SMP Swerve) and DANCE WITH ME. A romance writer, artist, and native New Yorker, Alexis has a BFA in Computer Arts, but her most fulfilling job was as a group facilitator for a women’s empowerment community, where she coached other women in following their creative dreams.
TAKE THE LEAD, Alexis’ Dancing with the Stars-inspired contemporary romance, was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. It was a double finalist in the 2018 RITA® Awards, and won the RITA for Best First Book. It was also a 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, NOLA Stars 2016 Suzannah Contest grand prize winner, Chicago-North RWA 2017 Fire & Ice Contest winner, and North Texas RWA 2017 Great Expectations Contest winner. Alexis is also the recipient of RWA-NYC’s 2018 Golden Apple Award for Author of the Year.
On Sunday evenings, Alexis co-hosts #RWchat, a weekly Twitter chat for romance writers. She also serves as VP of Programs for the New York City chapter of RWA. Alexis is represented by Sarah E. Younger from Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
Alexis Daria is an award-winning contemporary romance author, artist, and native New Yorker. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2018 RITA® Award winner for “Best First Book” and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. DANCE WITH ME, book 2 in the Dance Off series, is out now. Alexis is also the recipient of RWA-NYC’s 2018 Golden Apple Award for Author of the Year. She loves social media, and you can find her live-tweeting her favorite TV shows at @alexisdaria, or talking about writing and books on her blog at alexisdaria.com.