Everyone, please welcome Nancy J. Alexander to the blog today! She’s here to chat with us about her life and her book, Relentless, Book 1 in the Elisabeth Reinhardt series. If you want to find out about the GIVEAWAY, then scroll to the bottom.
Is there a genre or literary niche that you feel hasn’t gotten its deserved amount of attention?
Although I am not an expert on literary genres, I would say an area that deserves more attention is social justice and its accompanying need to address and respect cultural diversity. These complex topics can be addressed in number of different genres ranging from politics and social sciences, history, mysteries and thrillers and religion and spirituality. Across the globe, social, national, religious, racial and class conflicts present escalating threats to world peace and authors need to work toward raising our collective social consciences and consciousness.
If you could, what book or movie or TV series would you like to experience for the first time all over again and why?
Downton Abbey. Plot, cast and characters immersed viewers in a world long gone, giving us a window into a well-established society, foundational to the culture and concepts that were to follow.
Who are your favorite hero duos from the pages?
My favorite duo from my book Relentless is actually a trio. I love my ‘gang’ of bad guys also called The Parkland Killers. Each character is individually compelling and collectively crafted so that the group becomes a dynamic plot element.
If you could sit down and have dinner with 5 dead authors, who would you invite to the table? What would they order?
Five of my favorite books and their authors are:
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Knock on Any Door – Willard Motley
Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
At dinner they would order:
JD Salinger – Shepard’s Pie
Harper Lee – Black eyed peas and collard greens
Willard Motley – Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Anne Frank – Stuffed Cabbage
Anna Sewell – Chicken Pot Pie
I met someone at a book discussion group who was gushing over my work and loved my book, but I didn’t think she’d read it and thought she had mistaken me for another author.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Work on other projects, including an educational training program, see patients, take care of home and pets, socialize, exercise, and entertain.
What is the first book you remember reading on your own?
Finally, what upcoming events and works would you like to share with the readers?
Newest novel, Twisted Realms, an Elisabeth Reinhardt series, will be released in March 2017. It will be available in hardcover and kindle with audiobook recording by author to follow.
Love of the mystery/thriller genre combines with psychotherapy training and experience to produce an emotionally supercharged dramatic novel. Nancy Alexander has devoted much of her professional life to helping survivors of childhood trauma; their distress has been ingrained and works to create characters who give voice to their plight. To analyze the evil minds that prey on others and the intricacies of law enforcers who pursue them seemed a natural interlacing of professional, literary and creative interests.
“The little girl lay under the hay stack scarcely breathing. Sweat poured down her face and dripped into her eyes; her heart pounded through her thin chest. Tiny flecks of hay clung to her wet skin, making her itch. She squeezed her nose tightly afraid she’d sneeze. Eyes clamped shut, she lay there. Flies buzzed around her, crawling on her. She didn’t move. She didn’t know how long she’d been there in the loft. She didn’t care how long she stayed. She couldn’t move. Not yet.”
Nearly a lifetime after a childhood filled with misery and abuse, Gina, now a successful doctor, finds herself thrown back into a terrifying world where her nightmares become far more than just a dream. With the help of an unconventional therapist with secrets of her own, the hunt is on and Gina fights for her life in this harrowing tale of cat and mouse.
“A chill ran up her spine, triggering an alarm that spread through her system. Her eyes studied him as his eyes studied her. In the recesses of her mind, a fragment of a memory tingled…a tiny blip from long ago. An image spiraled, then vanished. There was something about this young man, this Ari Ben Aviv. There was something about him she couldn’t pinpoint”
On the heels of her last mystery, Elisabeth’s new patient is more than meets the eye, and unraveling his secrets will throw her team into a desert storm of double agents and religious extremists. All that stands between love and war are two families, two brothers, and two conflicting versions of the truth.
This giveaway is part of the iRead Book Tour. Don’t forget to check out more interviews, reviews, & guest posts on the blog tour! Win a signed copy of RELENTLESS by Nancy J Alexander. Additionally, 2 winners will also get a $15 Amazon gift card (open to USA & CAN). There will be 5 winners total. Giveaway ends Jan 7, 2017. Just click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway.