Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Getting to Know You with Featured Author: Alexa Bourne

 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

Pick up a copy of her book today!  Click here.


Irene Preston said...

I LOVE YOUR SHIRT!! It reminds me of all the crazy stuff authors are always talking and thinking about (please, God, don't let the F.B.I. ever examine my browsing history).

I can't wait for Fractured Paradise - I love books set in the U.K.!

Alexa said...

Thanks, Irene!