Alejandra Aponte

"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." –Dorothy Parker


Alejandra Aponte is America’s Youngest Publisher! 

Los Angeles-20120115-00177Born in San Francisco and raised between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles, Alejandra Aponte has been writing since she could hold a pencil.  At 18, she started her own publishing company, FIRST FIG PRESS, to provide a conduit for emerging English and Spanish speaking Young Adult authors to find their voice in the publishing world.

Featured on KTLA’s THE YOUNG ICONS, Alejandra is committed to making a difference in the world by writing and publishing quality content for the Young Adult market.

Alejandra’s new novel Murder and Other Madness is a young adult “whodunit” following the complicated lives of best friends Beckett, Sam, Dax, and Nora as they solve a murder and bust a local mob ring.  Alejandra is proud to say that her new book doesn’t have a single vampire in it.   She is committed to writing multifaceted multicultural characters who represent the real world and the challenging reality that teens and young adults face today.   

Alejandra is the 2009 winner of the nationwide My Life as a Teen short story contest.