Alex Myers is a novelist, teacher, and transgender rights advocate. Born and raised as a girl in Paris, Maine, Alex came out as transgender when he was sixteen and started living as a boy. He was the first openly transgender student at both Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University. At Harvard, he began his work as an activist and advocate for transgender rights, work that led him to a career as a lecturer and educator, working with schools around the world to be more gender inclusive. After earning degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Religious Studies at Harvard and Brown, Alex went to Vermont College of Fine Arts and studied Fiction Writing. It was in this program that Alex crafted his debut novel, Revolutionary, which tells the story of his ancestor, Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man and fought in the American Revolutionary War. Alex teaches high school English in New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and two cats.