Alexa Joy Sherman is a publishing industry veteran with a diverse repertoire. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Literature/Writing from the University of California, San Diego, she moved to Los Angeles to work for the legendary Capitol Records, where her writing skills served her well in a variety of departments, from publicity to marketing to the office of the Executive Vice President. Several years later, Sherman seized an opportunity to work for the irreverent music industry trade magazine HITS. There, she reviewed albums, interviewed recording artists, and edited a wide range of articles. Three years later, she went on to become an editor for the teen magazine JUMP, where she relished the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of girls, encouraging them to be healthy, unique, strong and real. Sadly, JUMP folded one year after Sherman joined the staff, and she went to work as senior editor for SHAPE, the #1 women’s fitness magazine in the country.
After nearly four years at SHAPE, Sherman decided to focus on writing full-time (adopting a new puppy may have played a slight role in this decision). In the years since, she has contributed to such popular titles as Family Circle, Fitness, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Woman’s Day and Women’s Health. Additionally, she coauthored two nonfiction books: Goal Digger Fitness, written with world-class triathlete Eric Harr, and The Happy Hook-up, a racy but responsible look at casual sex and the single girl. From there, writing as Alexa Young, she penned a four-book fiction series for Alloy Entertainment entitled Frenemies, which was turned into a Disney Channel TV movie starring the network’s beloved Bella Thorne and Zendaya.
In 2018, Sherman took on the role of managing editor for DAYSPA magazine. Prior to that, she served as managing editor for Natural Health, as well as editor-in-chief for EYE LASH, a new trade magazine for beauty industry professionals. As an author, Sherman (a.k.a. Young) continues to work on projects for Disney Press, including novels based on the hit Disney Channel television series Girl Meets World and Andi Mack. Yes, she basically does it all, and virtually no project is too large or too small! If you have questions, comments or a project you’d like to discuss, please send her an email.