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You may know me by my good twin (what does that make me?) Joshua Graham, to whom I bear a striking resemblance though I’d contend that by far, I am the more handsome.  Though we exist in different realms, our lives, accomplishments and sojourns have run parallel courses throughout time.

Here is my official bio:


When Ian Alexander’s debut epic fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS first launched in ebook format in May 2011, it instantly hit three bestseller lists on and Barnes & Noble.  Mr. Alexander first wrote in the fantasy genre because of a commission by a very important and influential person: His 6-year old son.

ONCE WE WERE KINGS (#1 Bestseller in multiple categories)  is the legacy left to Mr. Alexander’s children and the first in a series of epic fantasy novels which appeals to readers ages 8 through 98.

The Top Shelf said of ONCE WE WERE KINGS:

“…invokes awe in the reader that I’ve only felt with J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings and before them both, C.S. Lewis.”


In 2011 Once We Were Kings won the following honors:

  • Award-Winning Finalist in the SciFi/Fantasy category of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards
  • Award-Winning Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards
  • Award Winner in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards in the Teen/Young Adult category

In 2012:

  • #1 Bestseller in multiple categories.


Ian Alexander grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he lived for the better part of 30 years. He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from Juilliard and went on to earn his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.   During his time in Maryland, he taught as a professor at Shepherd College (WV), Western Maryland College, and Columbia Union College (MD).  Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in Southern California.

Graham’s next Suspense Thriller DARKROOM is available now for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and will be published by Simon & Schuster/Howard Books in May 2012

ONCE WE WERE KINGS is available in hardcover through as well as Barnes and Noble.  It’s available at the Kindle store and for nook, and can be purchased for other ebook readers atSmashwords.  It also available for the iPad, SONY E-Reader and Nook.

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