Alex Appella was born and raised in Oregon, USA. She began binding her own writings on a boat in Alaska before taking her creations to the streets and plazas of Latin America. What began as a temporary solution within a nomadic lifestyle has turned into a way of life. Alex now writes and binds from her home in the sierras of Córdoba, Argentina. Her artist’s books can be found in special collections in libraries and universities across the USA. Since 2001 she and her husband, Magu Appella, have run www.TransientBooks.com, an online bindery that offers custom book binding services worldwide.