Alex Rafael Encomienda is an American author living in Arizona. He began writing at age nine and afterwards went to college where he attended writing workshop classes, lecture classes and journalism classes taught by established authors. 

Alex has been featured in literary journals such as The Opiate and Claudius Speaks. He is also going to be published in Kaaterskill Basin’s 2017 fall issue. His latest work, “The Greta Situation” is published as an ebook along with other short stories he has self published. 

Alex’s inspirations come from authors such as CS. Lewis, John Bunyan, Sartre and Edgar Allan Poe as well as musical inspirations and biblical passages. He often incorporates the concepts of love, faith, lust and escapism in his writing.