My name is alex van tol

And I have a way with words. Articles, websites, reports, marketing—I find the best way to say what you need to say. Language matters. I’ll help you convey your message with power and precision. The right word for the moment, for the mood, for the movement.


I have eleven books, six dreams, two kids, and one hell of a work ethic.

come learn more


Do you dig an adrenaline rush? Try Redline. Are horses more your thing? Then Knifepoint‘s your pick. Obsessed with ghosts? Shallow Grave, my friend. Or maybe you’ve heard what the Internet can do to your reputation—that’s Viral. And if nonfiction floats your boat, well, I have that too.

Author Visits

An author visit is an immersive, unforgettable experience for the developing child. I engage students with current themes that are relevant to their lives, using my books as a springboard to talking about the value of reading and writing—and working hard to catch your dreams.

Writing Services

Don’t send ugly copy out into the world! Readers today are a critical bunch. You’ve got to get your message right—especially if your name is on it. You want crisp, authentic, error-free writing that will build your credibility and boost your client base. Good news: that’s exactly what I deliver.

Working with Alex was a joy from start to finish! Our project required both a technical and welcoming writing style, which Alex succeeded at producing. The project was lengthy, and Alex maintained her motivation and attention to detail throughout. Alex Van Tol comes highly recommended and we hope to work with her again!   Colleen Miller, Director of Sport Development, Rowing Canada Aviron

Alex is among the best writers I have ever worked with. She can write well in any style, from technical and government documents to lively magazine features to children’s books. Her style is fresh, clean and a bit sassy. Best of all, her copy is clean—almost no editing required! Diane Dakers, (former) Communications Manager, Royal BC Museum

Alex has shown great dexterity in listening to and understanding our needs, wants and directions, no matter how disjointed they were. She displayed the ability to distill our information into a thorough yet easy-to-understand planning document. The outcome was one of the Authority’s strongest business plans yet. It provided key information to our stakeholders, but also served as a road map for our operational teams as they worked toward achieving our annual goals.   Dan Stefanson,
Vice President Strategic Services,Consumer Protection BC
Alex is an outstanding writer. She is fast, professional and always on time. She has undertaken a number of projects willingly and always provides clean copy with just the right voice. Plus, she makes me laugh.   Andrew Wooldridge, Publisher, Orca Book Publishers