Alex Bledsoe




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Alex Bledsoe

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I grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (home of Tina Turner). I've been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. I now live in a big yellow house in Wisconsin, write before six in the morning and try to teach my three kids to act like they've been to town before.

I write the Tufa novels (The Hum and the Shiver, Wisp of a Thing and Long Black Curl), as well as the Eddie LaCrosse series (The Sword-Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, Dark Jenny, Wake of the Bloody Angel and He Drank, and Saw the Spider). the Firefly Witch ebook chapbooks, and two "vampsloitation" novels set in 1975 Memphis (Blood Groove and The Girls with Games of Blood).


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Alex Bledsoe Hey, Pam. Right now I'm busy writing the Tufa novels, so Eddie is on a little hiatus. The best way to get him back quicker is to tell people about the…moreHey, Pam. Right now I'm busy writing the Tufa novels, so Eddie is on a little hiatus. The best way to get him back quicker is to tell people about the existing books, so that my publisher sees that they keep selling and want more. :-)(less)
Alex Bledsoe I don't believe in writer's block. Writing is my job. Do plumbers get plumber's block? Do teachers get teacher's block? No, they show up and do the…moreI don't believe in writer's block. Writing is my job. Do plumbers get plumber's block? Do teachers get teacher's block? No, they show up and do the best they can. Sure, some days are easier than others, but I'm writing or editing something pretty much every day. All the professional, successful writers I know feel the same way, too.(less)
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Recently best-selling author Dave Farland wrote this article about the cost of magic. It’s an argument I’ve encountered before, and the short version is, everything musthave a cost. If you cast a spell, the energy has to come from somewhere. It’s the basic Law of the Conservation of Energy, one of the rules that keeps the universe ticking along.


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“It was still late summer elsewhere, but here, high in Appalachia, fall was coming; for the last three mornings, she'd been able to see her breath.

The woods, which started twenty feet back from her backdoor like a solid wall, showed only hints of the impending autumn. A few leaves near the treetops had turned, but most were full and green. Visible in the distance, the Widow's Tree towered above the forest. Its leaves were the most stubborn, tenaciously holding on sometimes until spring if the winter was mild. It was a transitional period, when the world changed its cycle and opened a window during which people might also change, if they had the inclination.”
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“I felt that little knot in my belly that meant a mystery was taking its irrevocable hold. Usually this was a good thing, because usually I got paid for it. But here and now I was on vacation, and the last thing I wanted to do was spend it unraveling the truth of the strange prince, his rotund protector, and the girl I’d once saved from a bear. But damn it, I knew that’s exactly what I was going to do.”
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message 8: by Alex

Alex Bledsoe Huh. I'd never thought of him, but now I can see it, too. Thanks!

Felix wrote: "Thanks for adding to the friend list!
I love the Eddie LaCrosse novels. I wonder why I always have Bruce Campbell in my head as I read them? He would be a natural for Eddie...."



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Felix Thanks for adding to the friend list!
I love the Eddie LaCrosse novels. I wonder why I always have Bruce Campbell in my head as I read them? He would be a natural for Eddie....


message 6: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim I finished The Sword-Edged Blonde last night and I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed it quite a bit. I liked how you blended the more traditional fantasy setting with the hard-nosed, noir crime fiction style dialogue. I also liked Eddie LaCrosse and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Have a great day! :)


message 5: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim Alex wrote: "Shawn wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendship. I recently bought a signed copy of The Sword-Edged Blonde at The Prairie Bookstore and just started reading it today. Look forward to reading more...."

I will. I'm only a few chapters in right now, but I'm hooked. I love fantasy and hard-nosed crime fiction novels so I'm fairly certain I'll continue to enjoy this series. Have a great weekend!


message 4: by Alex

Alex Bledsoe Shawn wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendship. I recently bought a signed copy of The Sword-Edged Blonde at The Prairie Bookstore and just started reading it today. Look forward to reading more. Have a great ..."

Thanks, Shawn, I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think when you finish!


message 3: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim Thanks for accepting my friendship. I recently bought a signed copy of The Sword-Edged Blonde at The Prairie Bookstore and just started reading it today. Look forward to reading more. Have a great weekend.


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Alex. Your books sound very intriguing!


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Beth Hi Alex,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!
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