About Alexandra Franzen


Alexandra Franzen is a best-selling author, award-winning editor, and entrepreneur.

She has written seven books of her own including two novels. Books include The Checklist Book, You’re Going to Survive, and So This Is the End: A Love Story. Her latest is Awestruck: 52 Experiments to Find Wonder, Joy, and Meaning in Everyday Life.

She has three brand-new projects (books, card decks, and games) being released by Chronicle and Penguin Random House in 2024 and 2025.

Alex’s work has been mentioned in The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Inc., in Tim Ferriss’ newsletter, and she has appeared on the Peabody Award-winning radio show, Marketplace

She’s the co-founder of a bookstore called One Idea Books and Gifts. In addition, she’s the co-creator of a popular online course (more than 1,000 graduates, ages 8 to 80) on how to write and publish a book.

As a writing partner, Alex helps her clients to write powerful books that touch readers deeply. Client projects include Your Next Level Life by Karen Arrington (NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Instructional Literary Work), We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers (Wall Street Journal Bestseller and one of Audible’s Top Audiobooks of the Year), Say It Now by Sherry Richert Belul (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award) among many others.

Alexandra deleted all of her social media accounts nine years ago. She’s known for writing essays on technology, mental health, and why we all need to unplug more.

Hiring Alex

Interested in hiring Alex for a project?

She offers ghostwriting, copywriting, editing, and writing coaching for a limited number of clients each year. Projects typically start at $25,000.

Hire Alex to develop your book proposal, write or co-write your book manuscript, or write your website, newsletters, video and podcast scripts, keynote talks, sales pitches, presentations, educational courses, and more.

Current and past clients include Inc 5000 List businesses like Hello Seven and The Broadway Collective, celebrity-driven brands like Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry, top authors like Rachel Rodgers, and many other six, seven, and eight-figure brands.

If you’re interested in becoming a client, please send an email to introduce yourself.

Miscellaneous Facts

  • Alexandra has one fake tooth. Can you guess which one?
  • She has a metal plate screwed onto her fibula.
  • Before becoming a writer, she trained to become a helicopter pilot.
  • Her top hero is: Mister Rogers.
  • She does not have any social media accounts — but she does write a newsletter which you are welcome to join.
  • She has taught classes on writing, communication, goal-setting, and other topics in 18 cities around the world.
  • She has lived in New Zealand, California, Minnesota, Oregon, and currently, Hawaii.
  • She has a dog named Zuki. If you’d like to hear a message from Zuki, call 252-PUP-TALK.
  • Sagittarius Sun, Cancer Moon, Cancer Rising.
  • Favorite treat: Stroopwafel.
  • Fantasy career: magician or hair stylist.