Press Kit

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Welcome to my official press room! On this page, you will find my online press kit. There are links to download book covers, my current headshot, and more. If you need more information, would like to provide feedback, or wish to schedule an interview, please don’t hesitate to send me a message via the form on the contact page!

REPRESENTATION

Energy Entertainment

Management: Energy Entertainment

Brooklyn Weaver (Manager)
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The Gersh Agency

Agency: The Gersh Agency

Joe Veltre (Literary)
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Greg Pedicin (Film)
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Lynn Fimberg (TV)
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Allison Cohen (Foreign Rights)
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HarperCollins

Publicity: HarperCollins Publishers

Olivia Russo
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Megan Beatie Communications

Publicity: Megan Beatie Communications

Megan Beatie
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BOOK COVERS

The Final Six
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The Girl in the Picture
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Suspicion
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Timeless (Timeless #1)
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Timekeeper (Timeless #2)
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Secrets of the Time Society (Timeless #1.5)
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Alexandra Monir Headshot

Photo: Kerem Hanci

AUTHOR BIO & HEADSHOT

FULL BIO:

Alexandra Monir, Iranian-American author and recording artist, has published five novels for young adults, including her popular debut, Timeless. A Barnes & Noble best-seller and one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month,” Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper, have been featured in numerous media outlets and been published in different countries around the world. She followed the duology with Suspicion and The Girl in the Picture, both standalone YA thrillers. Her upcoming science fiction novel, THE FINAL SIX (March 6, 2018) was acquired by HarperCollins and Sony Pictures during the same week, in two major pre-emptive deals.

Alexandra is also a singer/songwriter who often integrates music into her books’ pages. She wrote and recorded three original songs to accompany Timeless and Timekeeper, which were released as the album “The Timeless EP” and distributed by Jimmy Buffett’s record label, Mailboat Records. She also recorded a song that was released with the publication of Suspicion, and is composing a stage musical geared toward Broadway. Her musical roots are deep, as she is the granddaughter of the late Monir Vakili, the foremost Iranian opera singer.

Alexandra Monir is a frequent speaker at middle schools and high schools across the country, and at major events including fan conventions, women’s leadership conferences, and book festivals. She is a member of the Iranian American Women Foundation, an organization near to her heart. Alexandra currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and newborn son. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her online at www.alexandramonir.com.

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Alexandra Monir is the Iranian-American author of the upcoming YA sci-fi novel The Final Six, the best-selling time-travel romance Timeless, and three other young adult novels. She is also a professional recording artist and composer. Alexandra lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and newborn son, where she is at work on her next novel. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her online at www.alexandramonir.com.

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month”

  • Barnes & Noble Best-seller

  • Barnes & Noble “Top Teen Picks”

PRESS COVERAGE & INTERVIEWS

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THE BOOKS

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THE FINAL SIX
THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE
SUSPICION
TIMEKEEPER
SECRETS OF THE TIME SOCIETY
TIMELESS

THE FINAL SIX

Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Romance
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Retail Price: $18.99, $9.99, $39.99 (USD)
ISBN: 978-0062658944
ISBN-10: 0062658948
Pages: 352

Set in the near future, this action-packed YA novel—already optioned by Sony Pictures—will take readers out of this world and on a quest to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Jupiter’s moon. This is the next must-read for fans of Illuminae and The Martian.

When Leo and Naomi are drafted, along with twenty-two of the world’s brightest teenagers, into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever changed. Overnight, they become global celebrities in contention for one of the six slots to travel to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—and establish a new colony, leaving their planet forever. With Earth irreparably damaged, the future of the human race rests on their shoulders.

For Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, this kind of purpose is a reason to go on after losing his family. But Naomi, an Iranian-American science genius, is suspicious of the ISTC and the fact that a similar mission failed under mysterious circumstances, killing the astronauts onboard. She fears something equally sinister awaiting the Final Six beneath Europa’s surface.

In this cutthroat atmosphere, surrounded by strangers from around the world, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo. As the training tests their limits, Naomi and Leo’s relationship deepens with each life-altering experience they encounter.

But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.

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“A space competition of epic proportions, loaded with disturbing hidden secrets and intense action. Your eyes will be glued to the page.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns

“Grips the reader with powerful, emotional descriptions of the climate’s toll.” —Booklist

“Monir handles her action scenes elegantly, creating moments so intense the pages practically fly by.” —School Library Journal

“THE FINAL SIX is a mixture of Space Camp + Climate Change + Political Thriller . . . a thrilling combination. I highly recommend this book.” —Karen Jansen, Teen Librarian Toolbox

“A breathtakingly real look at love, loss, and the dangers of space, THE FINAL SIX skyrockets into twists and turns I never saw coming!” —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series

“An ingenious thrill ride of a novel with memorable, diverse characters, THE FINAL SIX is a five-star read.” —Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals series

“Compelling, cinematic, and fascinating. I can’t wait to read what happens next in the mission to Europa!” —Romina Russell, New York Times bestselling author of the Zodiac series

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THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE

Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Retail Price: $17.99, $10.99 (USD)
ISBN: 978-0385743907
ISBN-10: 0385372527
Pages: 272

One dead body, one photograph, one compromising secret. Everyone’s a suspect in this classic “whodunit” murder mystery from Timeless author, Alexandra Monir.  

Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things—the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick of Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep. The girl in the picture.

After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him—and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend.

Nicole is that girl, and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder.

What happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back? Were he and Lana over? Could either of the girls have killed him?

In alternating points of view—that of suspect Nicole Morgan and that of Lana Rivera—and weaving between present-day, flashbacks, and the characters’ surreal subconscious, The Girl in the Picture is a unique tale of teen friendship, romance, and deadly secrets.

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“A dark and addictive mystery that had me flying through the pages: best read late at night under the covers with the doors locked!” —Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners

“This is a murder mystery with tightly tucked-in clues. Perfect for readers who enjoy fancy prep-school tales or mysteries.” —Booklist

“Monir effectively keeps readers guessing until nearly the end. VERDICT Teens will enjoy the cleverly crafted ride of this whodunit.” —School Library Journal

“Mystery lovers will find Oyster Bay Prep just to their liking.” —The Bulletin

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The Girl in the PictureSUSPICION

Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Retail Price: $17.99, $10.99, $9.99 (USD)
ISBN: 978-0385743891
ISBN-10: 0385743890
Pages: 304

A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery. 

“There’s something hidden in the maze.” 

Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.

Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.

Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.

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“If Alfred Hitchcock had directed Downton Abbey, the result would have been this book. Alexandra Monir takes us on a gripping, nonstop thrill ride with just the right amount of supernatural and an ending that you definitely won’t suspect. I devoured it in one sitting.” —Jessica Brody, bestselling author of the Unremembered trilogy

“Take The Princess Diaries and add magic, murder and mystery, and you’ve got SUSPICION.” —Amy Plum, author of the international bestselling Die For Me series

“Intensely dramatic, fast-paced, and twisty, Monir’s mystery ticks every gothic suspense box. The combination of paranormal elements with a star-crossed romance between almost-royals should keep readers rapt.” —Booklist

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TimekeeperTIMEKEEPER

Timeless #2
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science-Fiction, Time Travel
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Retail Price: $16.99, $8.99, $7.99 (USD)
ISBN: 978-0385738408
ISBN-10: 0385738404
Pages: 288

This sequel to Timeless combines breathtaking romance with a tale of complex magic in a story that will have every reader believing in the transcendent power of love.

When Philip Walker appears as a new student in Michele Windsor’s high school class, she is floored. He is the love she thought she lost forever when they said goodbye during her time travels last century. Overjoyed that they can resume the relationship they had a lifetime ago, Michele eagerly approaches him and discovers the unthinkable: he doesn’t remember her. In fact, he doesn’t seem to remember anything about the Philip Walker of 1910.

Michele then finds her father’s journals, which tell stories of his time-traveling past. As she digs deeper, she learns about his entanglement with a mysterious and powerful organization called the Time Society and his dealings with a vengeful Windsor ancestor. Michele soon finds herself at the center of a rift over 120 years in the making, one whose resolution will have life-or-death consequences.

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“Timekeeper is a haunting, mysterious dream; a book you don’t want to miss!” —Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series

“The setting—Manhattan, both turn of the century and contemporary—stands out clearly as the true centerpiece of this love letter to the opulence of the Gilded Age.” —Booklist

“The strength of this book lies in its plot, with plenty of twists and turns.” —School Library Journal

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SECRETS OF THE TIME SOCIETY

Timeless #1.5
Author:
 Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science-Fiction, Time Travel
Formats: eBook
Retail Price: $1.99 (USD)
ISBN: 978-0307977397
ISBN-10: 0307977390
Pages: 24

There exists a secret society where one’s ability to travel through time is “gifted” to members only by blood. Those who try to enter the society quickly come to realize that time is a force not to be reckoned with.  Alexandra Monir’s short story exclusive ebook, Secrets of the Time Society, sheds light upon the world created in her novel Timeless and forecasts the fate that lies ahead for its protagonist, Michele Windsor. Now that Michele is gifted, there are some who will do anything to take that power away.

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Timeless (Timeless #1)TIMELESS

Timeless #1
Author:
 Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science-Fiction, Time Travel
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Retail Price: $16.99, $8.99, $7.99 (USD)
ISBN: 978-0385738385
ISBN-10: 0385738382
Pages: 304

When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s family, she is forced to move from Los Angeles to New York City to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she has never met. In their historic Fifth Avenue mansion, filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers the biggest family secret of all – an ancestor’s diary that, amazingly, has the power to send her back in time to 1910, the year it was written. There, at a glamorous high-society masquerade ball, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life. And she finds herself falling for him, and into an otherworldly romance.

Soon Michele is leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – and to complete a quest that will determine their fate.

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  • Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month”

  • Barnes & Noble Best-seller

  • Barnes & Noble “Top Teen Picks”

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“Music can draw us back into memories, moments, and places, and in Timeless, debut author and recording artist Alexandra Monir transports readers into the glamorous Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties with soulful lyrics and swooning jazz tones. Timeless is a captivating romance and mystery spanning three decades of high-society life and intrigue in New York City. —Jacqueline Segall, Amazon Best Books of the Month

“Monir has crafted an intriguing time-travel fantasy that will be an easy sell to romance fans.” —Booklist

“Youngsters intrigued by time travel will revel in Michele’s adventures into the past, enjoying the historically accurate details, while her amorous trysts with Philip, accented by the difference in mores between his time and hers, will appeal to romance fans.” —School Library Journal

“If you like historical fiction like Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe or fantasy romances like Aprilynne Pike’s Wings (and of course, Twilight), you’ll love J-14’s newest book club pick: Timeless by Alexandra Monir. I was so drawn into Michele and Philip’s love story that I tore through Timeless in just two days!” —J14 Magazine Book Club

“There is nothing quite like curling up with a book you just can’t seem to put down—and wouldn’t want to even if you could… Alexandra expertly hits the sweet spot in this story, weaving together the perfect blend of quality content, romance and heart-pounding adventure that fill every page. “TIMELESS” is one book I guarantee you do not want to miss, but just let me warn you—the characters and story are sure to come alive in your hands and leave a lasting impression in your heart!” —Savvy Magazine

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