Alexandra Jones deHaven is the only child of an Arkansas landscape architect and a Pennsylvania Dutch housewife,  who met in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Alexandra was raised in a bucolic town in southwestern Tennessee.  She graduated from a small women’s college in New York, where she studied developmental psychology, then moved to Manhattan to teach at the Brearley School. For several years, she was a first-grade teacher at the Fleming School, followed by a stint as the administrative assistant to the president of a men’s clothing company, and a production planner of mattress ticking for a Fortune 100 textile corporation. She has given lessons in synchronized swimming and horseback riding and was a volunteer for the American Health Foundation and Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center. She has been a writer and an editor at Lear’s magazine, First for Women, Women’s World, MD Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and many other publications.  She is the author of:   Furrow, a book of poetry, and two children’s books— Lemons and Lightbulbs and Fantasy Friends on Furlough (in a Putrid Pandemic).  She lives in New York City.


2020                             Fantasy Friends on Furlough (in a Putrid Pandemic) 

2014                             Lemons and Lightbulbs  

2000                            Furrow 


                                     Freelance Writer and Editor

*             American Health Foundation


*             Child (New York Times Magazine Group)

*             Community of Poets (English literary magazine)

*             Condé Nast Traveler


*             Executive Female

*             Film:  The Last Station (producer:  Bahman Maghsoudlou)

*             First for Women


*             Lear’s

*             Medical Economics 

*             Millennium Moments (English anthology)

*             New Choices (Reader’s Digest Publications)

*             Poetic Justice (English anthology)

*             Random House, Inc.

*             Reuters Health Information Services

*             Rockefeller Foundation (National Video Resources)

*             State University of New York at Stony Brook (department of anthropology)

*             The New York Times (letters)

*             Women’s World



1989–1990                           LEAR’S,  New York, NY

                                               Senior Copy Editor/Assistant Managing Editor

*             Copy edited all articles.
*             Checked all stages of text production from manuscript through film.
*             Line edited manuscripts.
*             Worked on promotion magazines.
*             Scheduled and supervised freelancers.
*             Met deadlines.
*             Worked closely with managing editor, art director, research chief, and operations manager.
*             Assumed  all responsibilities of assistant managing editor/copy chief during her extended leave of  absence.
*             Received two bonuses.

1988–1989                           FIRST FOR WOMEN,  Englewood Cliffs, NJ

                                               Associate Editor

On staff for start-up of magazine. Rewrote articles. Line edited freelance material. Copy edited all manuscripts. Checked every stage of text production from  manuscript through film. Met deadlines. Supervised freelancers and  production assistant.

1983–1988                           Freelance Writer and Editor

1980–1983                           MD MAGAZINE,   New York, NY

                                               Assistant Editor

Wrote articles and book reviews on cultural and medical topics.

1979–1980                           MD MAGAZINE,   New York, NY

                                               Editorial Assistant

                                               BREARLEY SCHOOL,  New York, NY




















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