Kendra Alvey is the author of the award-winning young adult Sam the Spectator series: THE HAUNTER (a 2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree/2019 IAN Book of the Year Finalist), GHOSTAPALOOZA (a 2019 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree), and THE GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST (a 2020 Kindle Book Award Finalist).
Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, xoJane, Marie Claire, Hello Giggles, Thought Catalog, BeatCrave, Life With Dogs, ScreenCrave, and others.
Kendra tweets as @Kendragarden on Twitter. Her tweets have appeared in Reader’s Digest, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Someecards, Hello Giggles, Buzzfeed, Cheezburger, Bored Panda, The Chicago Tribune, WhoHaha, Funny or Die, Sweety High, FanFest, The Berry, Cosmopolitan, College Humor, Smosh, The Ktchn, Ruin My Week, attn.com, SportsDay, iHeart.com, Thought Catalog, Used Wigs, MovieFone, Pleated Jeans, Paste, Mandatory, and once, oddly, U.S. News & World Report.
She was listed as one of the “50 funniest Twitter Accounts of 2015” by Playboy Magazine. The Berry did a feature on her called “19 Times @Kendragarden was the Funniest Person on Twitter.” She was featured in “The 48 funniest women on Twitter according to some of the funniest women on Twitter” on The Loom. Pleated Jeans ran a piece called “10+ Times @Kendragarden Absolutely Crushed It On Twitter.” She was chosen for Huffington Post’s list “Best Tweets of 2012: The 101 Most Amazing Things Women Said OnTwitter This Year,” their “50 Funniest Tweets From Women in 2016” list, the “50 Funniest Tweets From Women in 2019” list, and has been featured over forty times in their HuffPo Best Tweets From Women series.
Her essay “Being Elmo” was published in the anthology HerStory: What I Learned in My Bathtub (Adams Media, 2005) and her essay “Everything’s Bigger In Texas” was published in the anthology Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being A Woman (Publishing Syndicate, 2012). Her feminist essay, “Does #YesAllWomen Even Apply To Me” was featured in the eBook #YesAllWomen: A Collection (Thought Catalog, 2014). She wrote the foreword for the British comic book Dust Piggies Chapter Three, and her online persona, Kendragarden, was featured in the communications textbook The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging by Chad Edwards, PhD (Sage,2012).
Kendra is from Midland, Texas originally but now she lives in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles with her husband, artist/director Tim Parsons, and their dog, Hogan McSmalls.