Today’s special guest is romance author Alexandra Forry. She’s touring her new (third) novel, Wildflower.
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Alexandra Forry was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has Cerebral Palsy but that doesn't stop her from doing what she wants! Omerta Affair was her first novel, then she came out with Timeless Endings, which is the same story line as Omerta Affair, but aimed as a woman’s romance. Alexandra is currently working on her fourth novel. She enjoys being a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers as well as RWA.
Welcome, Alexandra. Please tell us about your current release.
Wildflower is a book that I've been working on for a long time, such joy to see it published. Wildflower is set in the heart of Sedona, Arizona, It’s a delightful read about a teenage girl and her aunt opening a coffee shop in Sedona and how their life's turned upside down when they meet a billionaire and his daughter.
What inspired you to write this book?
My grandma had a sandwich shop back when, and she had told me all the store’s about it while I grew up. I always want to write a book that was based on stories on her shop. I made the billionaire part up, sorry there was no sexy billionaire that came into my grandma’s sandwich shop
“Why don’t we open a business? Like a simple sandwich and coffee shop,” Sydney announced with a glimmer of hope in her eyes.
“A sandwich shop?” Blanche asked, looking surprised and a bit taken aback.
“Yeah, why not?”
While Sydney waited for an answer, Blanche just looked at her, dumbfounded
“Sydney, I would love to open a sandwich shop, but it takes a lot of money--money that we just don’t have.”
“Oh please, Aunt Blanche! I bet you can get a loan from the bank. It will be exciting!” Sydney pleaded.
“I don’t think that your uncle will approve. Sydney I love your idea, truly do! I was taken aback at first, because it has always been a dream of mine to open a little shop of some kind on Main Street,” Blanche said wistfully. ”It costs a lot of money to open up a business, besides I have an offer for a job in Prescott.”
“Pooh on Uncle Dean, and turn down that job. For me, please? You can ask Annette how to open a business--she will know, since she owns her own business.” Sydney said begging her aunt.
“I will think about it, okay, Sydney?” Blanche said making her way to her closet and picking out a dress.
What exciting story are you working on next?
Why does everyone asks me that? Don’t you know that a great author don’t tell all? LOL!
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer since I was little. I first truly consider myself as a writer at a small writing workshop. I’ll never forget that day.
Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I’m lucky to say that I write full time. Lately I been busy promoting my book’s
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have to say I act out parts of the book before I write it down on paper, it help me to get into the minds of my characters!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Like I said up above. It’s was my childhood dream to be an Author. I was born to write and be an author. Hopefully a famous one someday.
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I want to share that I was born with Cerebral Palsy but it only effects my motor-skills, speech and walking other than that, I am like anybody else. I’m happy to have Cerebral Palsy, I lead a normal live to the best as I can!
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Where to buy: Amazon
Thanks, Alexandra! Happy writing!