Alexandra Kathryn Mosca is the woman everyone wants to emulate. She is an original. A writer. A model. A taphophile. And a licensed funeral director. She writes about the funeral industry with a level of brutal honesty that the media seeks her out for, and profiles her colleagues in funeral service. In fact, some say “You haven’t made it in funeral service until you’ve been interviewed by Alexandra.” Her work has appeared in Newsday, the NY Daily News, The Saturday Evening Post, Next Avenue and more. Mosca is also the author of three books: Grave Undertakings (2003), Green-Wood Cemetery (2008), and Gardens of Stone (2016).
Cemetery profiles have become one of my writing specialties. It was my career as a funeral director that sparked my interest in cemeteries, and exploring them has become one of my favorite pastimes. Cemeteries are places of peace, serenity, and tradition. They are also places of continued connection to our loved ones, to history, and to our community. What’s more, they contain a wealth of untold stories; stories I have told –and continue to tell– through my writing. I have also served as a cemetery tour guide, and delight in introducing others to what I’ve learned in the cemetery.
In April’s American Cemetery magazine: Learning About Green-Wood Cemetery Through the Eyes of its Most Popular Tour Guide