Alexis Daria author photoAlexis Daria is the 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. 



alexis daria take the lead and dance with me covers dance off series contemporary romanceTAKE 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 is a double finalist in the 2018 RITA® Awards, for Best First Book and Contemporary Romance: Long. 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.

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 loves social media, and you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and follow her blog and newsletter.

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Alexis Daria is a contemporary romance author, artist, and native New Yorker. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, is a 2018 double RITA® finalist and a 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, 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 at