Meet The Author

My Story

Alexis has been writing for most of her life. In first grade, the first book she ever wrote which was titled, “A star is born”, was entered into the Young Authors competition in her city which won 2nd prize. Alexis continued to write four more books during her time a Roosevelt Elementary school.
In 2002 Alexis, unknowingly, began her journey as a poet; writing her first poem, “God’s work.” Since the initial writing of that first poem, Alexis has channeled her emotions onto paper. She refers to poetry “her therapy” and thanks to God for a beautiful gift. She is also thankful for finding her gift and her passion early on in life.

Poetry has evolved into an important part of her life and she enjoys every minute of the journey it’s taking her on. She especially enjoys inspiring others and touching readers with her words.

In 2014, Alexis self-published her first poetry book titled, “Journey Thru Love” which chronicles feelings of love and heartbreak. She published Journey through Love part 2: Every journey has its end, in 2017.

I write poetry for my therapy and share it for the therapy of others

– Alexis Pettway

It is a gift to see the world by way of poetry

– Alexis Pettway


Journey Thru Love Part-1

The journey of falling in love is a road we all travel and discover the happiness, the pain, the countless emotions that unravel.

Journey Thru Love Part-2

Journey Thru love is the sequel to Journey Thru love where the words, the emotions, the stakes of love are at their highest.

Anthology of Overcomers: Ambition

Read inspiring stories of overcoming life’s obstacles from women and men of all walks of life. Be immersed into each story’s emotions through poetry. Be inspired. Be encouraged.


Thieves of the night

We constantly steal memories
High off the nights spent in ecstasy
We rob our minds and bodies of a life that isn’t reality
I drift away with you into sweet bliss, caring for nothing more than the depths you’ll go, the depths of your kiss

Point of Desolation

I’ve come to this point of desolation with you, So lost from the path I began
No hopes, no dreams; it’s completely empty and bare
Filled with nothing but anguish and despair So lifeless and void of daylight, this place I’ve arrived at has no day,
only night It’s meek and damp, everything that ever was has been wasted away
It’s the last place I want to be yet I still stay here

Just Dreaming

I wanna write something epic
Something timeless that will carry on through history.
A set of words that’ll live on even after the death of me.
I wanna write something that generations to come will continuously recite
I wanna write words that entertain you by day and stir your emotions by night.

– Alexis Pettway