T.M. Alexander

about writing

T. M. Alexander has been writing since she was about four years old. That’s when she learnt to make her pencil do those funny wiggly shapes that grown-ups call letters. Since then she’s written notes, essays, the answers to exam questions, postcards, shopping lists, birthday cards and Christmas present tags. But until 2009 she’d never written a book . . .

weird things

Like Bee, she talks and walks and argues in her sleep
AND remembers her dreams.

She also does all her writing hidden behind a bookcase somewhere in north Bristol.


try control-shift-r, cmd-shift-r or F5 to let you see the door again


She has a husband who can mend anything and three children who lose and break things but are quite funny.

T. M. Alexander can't speak in the morning until…

she's had an enormous mug of tea.


She loves doing school visits and running workshops in the classroom. Find out more about T. M. Alexander at tmAlexander.com or email her by clicking here.


likes and dislikes

likes tea, hates Bovril.
likes cycling, too scared to roller skate.
reads everything, from books to cereal packets.
likes laughing, especially the can’t-stop sort.

T.M. Alexander’s favourite stuff

Book – The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
Song – Copa Cabana by Barry Manilow.
Clothes – pyjamas.
Food – porridge with honey.
People – family (and the Tribers).
Colour – green.
Game – she likes games, Scrabble, Cluedo, Crib, Rummy, hide ’n seek.
Animal – black bear.
Car – she prefers her bike.

all the jobs T.M. Alexander had before she was a writer

Donut frier. Grommet counter. Waitress. Person putting numbers in the computer before computers were very good. Bookshop assistant. Breakfast server at summer camp (got up at 6 and cycled 5 miles!!!). Marketing fish fingers, then pizzas, then perfume, then trainers, then savings, then mortgages. Copy writer for a magazine about lorries. Unpaid jobs include cook, shopper, bedmaker, lost-sports-kit finder, clothes washer and Christmas-present wrapper.