Todd Alexander


Todd Alexander was born in 1973 and has been writing for as long as he can remember. His first novel, Pictures of Us was published in 2006, followed by Tom Houghton in 2015.  In 2019 Todd released his bestselling memoir - Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga.   It was long-listed for three industry prizes for best non-fiction book.  This was followed in 2021 by You've Got To Be Kidding A Shedload of Wine and a Farm Full of Goats (HarperCollins).  Todd's book about the lighter side to ageing Over The Hill & Up The Wall became a bestseller in April, 2023.

Capitalising on his lifetime passion for film, Todd is currently working on a number of screenplays for film and television including Out Again, an original feature film comedy with the tagline "it's never too late to be yourself"; a feature film adaptation of Eileen Merriman's acclaimed novel, Invisibly Breathing and a TV adaptation of his best-selling memoir, Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga.

His first eBay guide, How to Buy and Sell on – The Official Pocket Guide sold in excess of 30,000 copies.  In 2010, an advanced guide to eBay How To Make Money on eBay was published by Allen & Unwin, followed in 2011 by Why Pay Retail (also Allen & Unwin).  Hachette Australia released Get Your Business Online... Now! in March 2012, followed later in the year by Every Day Internet at Any Age.  2013 marked the release of Todd’s fully comprehensive guide to The New eBay followed in 2014 by Check 100: Tips for a Successful eBay Business (both published by John Wiley).

Todd has written feature articles for Nourish Magazine, The Guardian, African Safari Magazine and Home Beautiful.  His short story, "The Great Easter Let Down" was long listed for the Newcastle Short Story Award in 2021.

Todd has 6 years' experience as a bookseller and head office buyer and spent 12 years working at eBay. He lives in the Hunter Valley of NSW with his partner Jeff where they renovate houses and rescue farm animals .  Todd has travelled to Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.  A graduate of Macquarie University, he has degrees in Modern Literature and Law.                                                                                         

Photo by Andy Lasky