Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Writer's View: Alexandra Forry


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THE WRITER'S VIEW


Thank you for stopping by this blog, I’m Alexandra Forry and today I’m going to give you a view inside my writing space. My desk is a family heirloom that is showing its age, marked up with pencil marks and such. It now holds my desktop computer. My desk is under a big window that I enjoy opening it up to see the giant old tree wave in the wind as the birds sing and the cars pass by.

To the right of my computer, for night time writing I turn on my lamp that has leaves all over it, very cozy lamp just picture perfect for writing a grand romance. To my left of my desk is my beloved great grandma’s hope chest, where I have my CD player and printer. This hope chest holds my great grandma’s doll collection which dates back to the 1800’s. On the walls of my writing space are photos of my family and dear friends. I have a bookshelf to the right of my desk and one shelf of my bookshelf holds very dear and personal books to me from my fellow authors and close friends--along with my own copies of my three books, Omerta Affair, Timeless Endings, and Wildflower.

My whole writing atmosphere is very comfortable to sit down and write all day long.

I want to give a very big thanks to Judy Thomas for the big honor of having me and my book Wildflower on this blog today. If you have any questions or comments, I will be happy to answer.

In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read

Enjoy this excerpt:

“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.

About the Author:
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.

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2 comments:

Alexandra Forry said...

I had a great time sharing my writer's view on today blog post. I want to thank Judy for letting me on her blog, today. If anyone has any questions, I will be happy to answer them. :)



Rita said...

I enjoyed reading the writer's view.