I was originally going to be a physicist. I have a degree in Mathematical Physics from Queens University and a long family history in the physical and life sciences. Despite this plan, though, I always read voraciously. My love of novels was impressed upon me by my grandmother, my aunt, and my mother. I made the transition after my undergraduate to creative writing and enrolled in the M.F.A. Program at Guelph where I worked under the tutelage of Linda Spalding, Constance Rooke, Catherine Bush, and others.
My first novel, The Capacity for Infinite Happiness draws on mathematics and family history to tell a two-pronged story about love and redemption on a Jewish resort in Ontario. Its cast of characters include feuding sisters, a young mathematician, and the Marx brothers. You can see more about Capacity here.
My other creative work includes drama and short stories, and I teach writing and communications at Humber College. I live in Toronto with my husband Jake and my son, Oliver.
Alexis von Konigslow ~ Fictions.