Alexandra grew up in the in the Beechhurst, Queens section of New York, where she attended St. Andrew’s Academy. It was there, as a child, that her love of –and talent for –writing was recognized. From an early age, Alexandra loved to read and write and by the time she was in the first grade, she had already decided that she would someday make writing a career. Today, Alexandra is a writer in New York and one of the most recognized faces in funeral service. In addition to her books, she is a regular contributor to American Funeral Director and American Cemetery magazines. Her work has also appeared in Newsday, the NY Daily News, The Saturday Evening Post, and various other print and online publications. In the heyday of television talk shows, Alexandra was a popular guest, appearing on Regis & Kathie Lee, Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera, Joan Rivers and AM Philadelphia, to name a few. She was also a contestant on the remake of “To Tell The Truth” where she and the two actresses pretending to be her stumped the panel. These days, her passion is researching and writing about historic cemeteries, their notable inhabitants, mortuary architecture, and famous funerals. Her long career as a funeral director has given her a special insight into the historical aspects of death and the quest for immortality.
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