Alexa T. (Orozco) Dodd
Writer and Editor
Alexa T. (Orozco) Dodd is a writer, editor, wife, and mother. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant and a Polish-German Midwesterner, she draws on the mixed cultures of her upbringing to craft stories about identity, inheritance, and family. Her work was the winner of the 2021 Puerto del Sol Prose Fiction Contest, a semi-finalist in the Nimrod Literary Awards, and has appeared in Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, River Teeth Journal, and elsewhere. In 2019, she was a recipient of a Hypatia-in-the-Woods residency for women artists. She is also a Tin House 2019 Summer Workshop alumnus.
She is currently finishing a speculative novel with elements of magical realism. She has a Master's in English and Creative Writing from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor's in English from the University of Dallas. She is a native of Texas, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.
Alexa is also a freelance editor, with experience in multiple genres and publications, including The Dallas Morning News. You can contact her about her editing and copywriting services.
The "T" in her name is for her Polish maiden name "Turczynski." Orozco, frequently a pen name, is her maternal grandmother's maiden name, and is a tribute to Alexa's Tita, her mother, and her Mexican heritage.