Alex Leviton is a journalist, consultant and coach, author, travel writer and humorist with a master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley. She has co-authored over two dozen guidebooks for Lonely Planet, most recently focusing on social psychology with titles like HAPPY and CALM. She has worked as a consulting series editor and project coach for The Guardian, a travel reporter for USA Today, the editorial director for Gogobot, and she recently contributed to TRUMP’S AMERICA, a humor book with editor Scott Dikkers, co-founder of The Onion.
Alex began her career teaching ASL (American Sign Language) and working with Deaf children. She’s also been a standup comic, bellydancer and waitress on a boat in Turkey, editorial director, wedding coordinator, startup co-founder, improv performer, and artist’s model. She also leads creative professional collaboration groups and has taught or spoken on travel writing in China, Morocco, Germany, Australia, the US, the UK and Italy.
Alex and her traveling consultant fella (‘The Finn’) have no permanent address. In the past few years, she has found herself living or working in San Francisco, London, Chicago, Seattle, New York and on a houseboat just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
She is currently writing a book and workbook about finding your creative voice through writing and play. She’s looking for agent representation, so if you’re an agent and she’s recently stalked you via social media, she apologizes for any weirdness.