Alexandra Connor was born in Lancashire and educated in Yorkshire. She had a variety of careers including photographic model, cinema manager and personal assistant to a world famous heart surgeon. Yet, incredibly, it was only after being stalked and beaten up in London that she found her real forté. During her convalescence, Alexandra discovered an ability to paint. A further relapse resulted in her writing her first novel.
She has written one non-fiction and 28 fiction titles of which 9 are thrillers. The Jeweller’s Niece (saga) was shortlisted for the Northern Booker Prize and more recently, The Caravaggio Conspiracy reached No 8 in the Kindle Chart and The Rembrandt Secret was a bestseller in the UK.
Her works have been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Observer, New Woman, Woman's Journal, Woman and Home, Hello! The Express, The Daily Mail, and many foreign newspapers such as Le Figaro and La Sicilia. The BBC made a 40 minutes film on how she was stalked and beaten up and which is now on a University syllabus. She continues to be invited to give talks about her life experiences.
Alexandra Connor is listed in Debrett's 'People of Today'; is an entrant in the Dictionary of International Biography; and inaugural version of The Cambridge Blue Book. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.