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Monday, November 21, 2016

Interview with Annie Rose Alexander, Author of RETRIBUTION

Author’s Bio: Annie Rose Alexander is the author of two published novels, Retribution and Evil In High Places. Her short stories are Murder In The Courthouse, and Eternally Yours. She won, the LOVEY Award for Best PI Novel at the Love Is Murder XIV Mystery Writers Conference in Chicago in 2015, for her novel Retribution. Annie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Howard University, and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.  She is admitted to the Maryland and DC Bars. She has fifteen years of experience litigating criminal and civil cases. She is working on her third Mystery/Thriller, The President's Assassin.

What inspired you to write your book?
When I read in the news about famous athletes being killed I started wondering what if the same person or persons were responsible and what if the deaths weren't accidents but murders. My imagination took over from there.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
As a child I was influenced by the TV show, Perry Mason. As I got older, I would read one author such as James Patterson and then Robert Ludlum, and the list goes on and on. I may stay with a particular author for a while and then move on to other authors.

Is this your first book?  NO. How long did it take to start and finish your book? I think it took me about two years to finish this book.

Do you write with an outline, or just let it flow organically?
I definitely use an outline.

Do you listen to music when you write? If yes, is there a theme song for this book?
No. I like peace and quiet when I write.

What are the keys to success in getting your book out to the public?
Good question. I think I am inspired by Austin Camacho. He really knows how to hustle and is always on the move with book signings. I wish I could find the time and do more of what he is doing.

What advice would you give to new authors?
Perseverance, and believe in yourself. And read good books in your favorite genre that are on the New York Times Best Sellers.

How about sharing an excerpt from Retribution.
He thrilled at the terror that flickered in Brian's eyes as he tried to push Mary out of the path of the speeding car. But the assassin smashed into them, heard a loud thump, and felt the vehicle vibrate as metal hit flesh and bones. The girl's screams shattered the night as she and Brian were thrown through the air. The assassin sped away, his tires screeching and sliding on the wet pavement.

What’s next for you?
My third novel, The President's Assassin.

Where can readers find out more about you and your book(s)?
  • Website: www.annierosealexander.com
  • Amazon Author Page: (coming soon)
  • Facebook: Annie Alexander Author's Page
  • Twitter: @annieralexander
  • Blog: (coming soon)
It’s been a pleasure having you here with us today. I know my readers will enjoy getting to know you and your work.