Alexis Kienlen is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is of mixed ethnic heritage: Chinese, French, German, and English/Scottish. She holds an International Studies degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University. Alexis has lived in Montreal, Wainwright Alberta, Grande Prairie Alberta, Vancouver, Indonesia and Mongolia. Her poetry, fiction and journalism pieces have appeared in numerous publications throughout Canada. She has written two poetry books, She Dreams in Red and 13.