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Publication Order of AlexJennings Standalone Novels

The Wooden Sparrow (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballad of Perilous Graves (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Here I Come and Other Stories (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Alex Jennings is a poet, teacher, editor, and author that is best known as the author of the bestselling novel “The Ballad of Perilous Graves.”
Jennings was born in Wiesbaden in Germany but lived all over the world in diverse places. He has lived in places such as the United States, Gaborone in Botswana, Paramaribo in Suriname, and Tunis in Tunisia.

He currently makes his home in New Orleans from where he writes his bestselling works. As a lover of culture, he is constantly devouring pop culture and has been known to write a ton of jokes on his Twitter profile that has amassed quite a following.

In addition to his bestselling novel, he has also been a contributor to several short story collections including “Here I Come and Other Stories.”
When he is not researching or writing his novels he can be found listening to music and watching TV and films.

Still, while he does have many hobbies he sometimes goes nuts when he is stuck in his Central City apartment.

Thankfully he often has the company of Karate Valentino his beautiful dog companion that he believes is one of the best roommates ever.

When Alex Jennings was still a child, his father used to read the works of J.R.R. Tolkien to Him and his brother. He can still remember the black is evil imagery in the works that still remains vivid to this day.

One day his father put down his novel and said he wished that there was a novel written in which the blackest and darkest person was the hero. This is something that stayed with Jennings as he got into speculative fantasy and fiction.

One thing he was so interested in doing was aligning his work with the concern and experience of blackness.

The city of New Orleans and its culture was another very important influence. He had his imagination colonized by the city from a very young age, even though he never moved to the city until he was 20.

As a child, he had been introduced to the culture when he was intrigued by the song Iko Iko. Seeing his interest, his mother bought him a book about the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans from the mall.

He was amazed by the beautiful haunting music and started reading more about the culture. It was from these experiences and reading that he would later write “The Ballad of Perilous Graves” in 2022.

Following a stint at the Olympia, Washington-based Evergreen State College, Alex Jennings decided to study at the Clarion West Writers Workshop.
Three years later, he found a job with a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization where he worked as a fundraiser. During this time, he also doubled up as a teacher and entertainment journalist in addition to also writing on the side.

Together with his friends, he has been a co-producer of a monthly literary reading called the Dogfish series. The readings have been running for more than five years and Jennings calls them his pride and joy.

Some of his favorite indulgences include standup comedy, Afrofuturism, horror media, and comic books.

Alex JenningS also loves to spend a lot of time trawling the internet in hopes of finding bizarre stories and drinking too much coffee. He also interacts with his fans on Instagram and Twitter.

Alex Jennings’ novel “The Ballad of Perilous,” tells the story of New Orleans like never before. The author dives deep to show the real aspects of New Orleans culture and music so that we can feel its heartbeat.

It does seem that the nine essential songs that hold the world together may be killed by some evil force. But if the songs are to be destroyed, the city will collapse against the many storms that will ravage the area when its spiritual protection is taken away.

There are a few people that have some powerful magic that is capable of fending off the attack. Three are children that are about to confront the likes of a fearsome ghoul and his henchman the villain Stagger Lee.

The fourth is an ex-tagger named Casey, who got afraid of continuing to work on his art when they started having a life of their own.

His graffiti has been floating in the air and people that pass through them soon become disoriented. In fact, one person who accidentally went through them had to deal with a severe bout of vomiting.

Ghosts and musical spirits are not unusual in Nola but there are other oddities that you will not find in the usual New Orleans travel brochure.

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