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Monica Alexander

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I’m Monica Alexander, and I am a writer of contemporary, new adult, and young adult fiction. After getting two degrees and spending most of my adult life in the business world (where I still spend my days), I honestly never thought I’d turn my lifelong love of books into something more … until 2011 when I published my first novel, “Just Watch the Fireworks”, which was pretty much the most exciting and terrifying thing I’ve ever done. Now being a part-time writer has become ingrained in my life, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

When I’m not writing, I can be found reading excessively, buying cute outfits online, pinning obsessively on Pinterest, downloading new music, learning to play guitar … which might be one if the hardest things I’
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Monica Alexander Today I just published a stand alone novel, "Playing With Dynamite", so my focus has shifted 100% to the sequel to "Dancing With Monsters" that should…moreToday I just published a stand alone novel, "Playing With Dynamite", so my focus has shifted 100% to the sequel to "Dancing With Monsters" that should be out in October. It's called "Monsters in the Closet". (less)
Monica Alexander It's no secret to anyone who reads my books that I'm obsessed with music, so most of the time when I'm struggling with a scene, I'll put my headphones…moreIt's no secret to anyone who reads my books that I'm obsessed with music, so most of the time when I'm struggling with a scene, I'll put my headphones in and take my dog for a walk. It forces me to get out of the house and away from my writing for a while. Most of the time it'll help clear my head enough that I can come back to the scene and push through it. But music also makes me think of other stories - the ones in the lyrics of the songs - and sometimes that will spark an idea I never knew was there. It can be incredibly therapeutic and inspiring at the same time.(less)
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It's publishing day, and I'm so excited that Lost to You is finally available! I've been thinking about this story for so long, and it's the best feeling to know it's finally done and out there for all of you to read! It's one of the best parts about being an author, and I hope you love the book as much as I do.

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“When you have nothing left to lose. When there’s nothing left to gain. You find yourself at the edge of the world, wishing nothing would have changed,” I read and instantly got a twisted feeling in the pit of my stomach.
“All you can do is jump.”
Monica Alexander, Broken Fairytales

“You do realize fairytales are bullshit,” he said.”
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“Eventually, I stopped dressing like I was a Disney character, but the desire to live the life of a fairytale princess never really left me.”
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“All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were cool in their younger years.”
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“Cause for a moment a band of theives in ripped up jeans got to rule the world!”
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“So show me your fire, show me your heart
You know I'll never let you fall apart, if you keep your eyes open, my love.”
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“All of my most significant moments somehow involved music. It's like my life was a John Hughes film and somebody had to put together the perfect soundtrack.”
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“Some people lusted after cars, which had never made sense to me. For me, bookshelves could inspire whole spontaneous sonnets, so maybe it was an each to her own scenario.”
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message 8: by Piper

Piper Vaughn Thanks for the friend request! :)


message 7: by Jaime

Jaime Monica, I love that you're reading m/m :) I don't know if you read this one(I guess I could check your shelves)but it is one of my faves I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal Rose


Monica Alexander I'll definitely add Cole's story to the list :) No bribing needed!


message 5: by Jaime

Jaime So what can I bribe you with so I get Cole's story ;)


Christine I'm currently reading Buried Castles, and I know Zack & Emily have their songs, but I definitely think Paramore's 'The Only Exception' describes them perfectly. Excited to hear there will be a third book! Please don't make us wait long!


Monica Alexander Thanks! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed my books :) It still amazes me when someone tells me that because I never thought I'd get to the point of others reading them. Thank God for self-publishing :)

You know, when I went back and read Broken Fairytales as a full book, I wasn't a big Emily fan either since she was really stuffy and judgmental, but I knew I had to portray her that way to show how she could grow and evolve. My hope is that people can get past her whiny parts and like the person she becomes.

I'm currently working on a stand-alone Mature YA novel that I'm hoping to have out this fall :)

Take care,
Monica


Maggie Simms Love all your books! They are all good (though Aftershocks is my favorite) :)

I just got done reading Buried Castles. I am glad that I didn't have to wait a lot for the sequel to Broken Fairy tales. I enjoyed the personal growth that Emily developed. I didn't like her at the start of Broken Fairy tales but I am sure that was your intention.

Are you currently working on another book?


message 1: by Elena

Elena Aitken Hi Monica, Thanks for the friendship! I'm looking forward to checking out 'Just Watch The Fireworks'!


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