Welcome to our Getting to Know You
Featured Author Month
here at the Book Boost!
Today, we're learning all about the quirks and works of author, Alexa Bourne.
TBB: How and when did you become a professional author?
AB: Well, in 2003 I decided to treat my writing as a second job and focused on it more as a professional rather than an amateur, but I didn't sign my first “professional” contract until 2011.
TBB: Which of your books is your favorite and why?
AB: As much as I love my first release, my next release, Fractured Paradise, is my favorite. It's set in my mom's hometown of Sunderland, England and it was originally written as a way for me to deal with my grandmother's death in 2003. When I revised it for my e-publisher, I focused more on honoring my British heritage. I love the characters and the journey they take to reach their happily-ever-after.
TBB: Is there a message imbedded into your stories you hope readers will get? If so, what is it?
AB: I write about characters who must forgive themselves before they can fully embrace the love that's before them.
TBB: Give me one quote (from yourself/by yourself) about being a writer.
"Quit complaining, get back to work, and always, always be professional." --Alexa Bourne
TBB: Who, in your life, is your biggest source of inspiration and why?
AB: My best friend Nancy has been my biggest inspiration. She has read every single thing I've written-the good, the bad and the ugly. She tells me like it is instead of just what I want to hear. She sends me gifts that inspire me, she promotes me and my work, and she's always keeping me in line!
TBB: What is your favorite breakfast food?
AB: Cold pizza.
TBB: What is your worst habit?
AB: I am a procrastination queen.
TBB: If someone wrote a biography about you, what should the title be?
AB: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Because I'm a complete optimist who can find the positive in absolutely any situation.)
TBB: If you were a t-shirt, what slogan would appear on you?
|T-shirt Quote courtesy of Alexa Bourne! :-)|
TBB: If you were a cartoon character, which one would you be and why?
AB: My favorite character is Marvin the Martian, but I wouldn't want to be him. He's not very smart.
Want More Alexa?
Visit her on the web here: www.alexabourne.com
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