Alexis Daria is the award-winning author of the Dance Off series. 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’s debut contemporary romance, was a double finalist in the 2018 RITA® Awards, and won the RITA for Best First Book. It was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. 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.
Alexis currently serves as treasurer on the executive board of the New York City chapter of RWA, and has previously held the positions of VP of Programs and PRO Liaison. From 2016-2019, Alexis co-hosted #RWchat, a weekly Twitter chat for romance writers held every Sunday evening.
Alexis is represented by Sarah E. Younger from Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
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Alexis Daria is an award-winning contemporary romance author, former 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. 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.