Alex Beecroft

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Spaceships and galaxy spanning empires, conversations with angels, viking villages, haunted mansions and forbidden love in the Age of Sail... I love a good strong plot in an exotic setting, with characters you can admire, and a happy ending.

If you make a venn diagram of genres, including historical, fantasy, gay romance and mystery, I occupy the space in the middle where they overlap.

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BTW, if you're thinking my reviews on here are a bit mean, most of the books I really enjoy will get a 4 star. I am saving 5 stars for books I find genuinely life changing. 4 is still "this was really really good, you should read it." 5 is "OMG, my mind is blown and my life will never be the same again."
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Alex Beecroft Always finish the projects you've started. That's a firm rule. Do not stop until you've reached the end, or you will never get anything finished.

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Always finish the projects you've started. That's a firm rule. Do not stop until you've reached the end, or you will never get anything finished.

Also, hang out with authors, agents, publishers etc on social media. You'll get lots of industry tips and you'll also be in the right place to hear of any submissions calls as soon as they're made.

If you have something that might fit a submissions call, submit it. Don't wait until you think you're perfect, because that might be never. Get your stuff out there and keep putting it out there until it sells. Meanwhile, write the next thing.(less)
Alex Beecroft Hi Darlene! Thanks so much for the interest :) I had a year of terrible writer's block and I've had to eat some of my words about how it's always poss…moreHi Darlene! Thanks so much for the interest :) I had a year of terrible writer's block and I've had to eat some of my words about how it's always possible to power through. Sometimes the writer's block wins, alas!

However, I am in fact currently working on a non-fiction book about how to live a more eco-friendly life. Once I've finished that, I'll move on to book three of Unquiet Spirits. I've got as far as making it its own folder and giving it a title - Fires of Wrath, and it is officially the next thing on my list. I'm sorry that the answer is just 'watch this space' but you're right that I haven't abandoned it. It will just be a little while longer before it's out.(less)
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Sock Fox

In a fit of “I haven’t been able to dance for over a year and I’m so bored,” I went on Etsy and searched for craft kits. I was looking for something I could do in the evenings, when I was tired and stupid, so it needed to be easy.

I found this:

A Sock Fox craft kit - a paper bag with a picture of a jaunty fox, and a striped stuffed animal in front of it.

And I thought that was pretty cute. Plus, I happen to have several pairs of socks with holes in the toes. I do darn them, but I was not going to pass up the

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Description: Are the sins of the fathers really visited upon the sons? And is there no way of breaking that cycle? Is evil doomed always to repeat itself, ruining everything good through its tainted seed? These are not the questions young Oswy is asking himself when he is sold to the witch-Lord Sulien FitzGuimar. He's too busy wondering 'why me?!' They are, however, the questions which plague Sulien himself. Locked in a struggle for freedom, sanity, the very survival of his soul, Sulien must daily battle not only angels and demons, but the core of evil in his own heart. When the King's sorcerer stages a coup, dragging ancient magic, the elves, and the royal court into his Empire-building plans, the woman he has set his sights on as a bride - timid, aspiring nun, Adela - sets out to find someone to oppose him. It's just unfortunate that the only candidates are cowardly Oswy, Adela herself and Sulien - who, deep in his heart, just wants to surrender and join him. When the hope of redemption is balanced against the lure of revenge, which will prove stronger, flawed good or perfect evil?
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Alex Sophia wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Alex. Now I can come and make complimentary comments each time I read yet another one of your wonderful Age of Sail stories.

Sophia"


*g* I'm thoroughly behind this plan :) Thank you for asking me!


Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Alex. Now I can come and make complimentary comments each time I read yet another one of your wonderful Age of Sail stories.

Sophia


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Alex Mary J. wrote: "Hi, Alex,

Great to be connected here with you, too. It's been awhile! I see you've been a very busy author. :-) I'm trying to be. Thanks for finding me here."


Thanks, Mary! I sadly end up just doing nothing everywhere. But at least I'm writing, which is the main thing.


message 2: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Alex,

Great to be connected here with you, too. It's been awhile! I see you've been a very busy author. :-) I'm trying to be. Thanks for finding me here.


message 1: by Alex

Alex I seem to be everywhere! I think it's time I rationalized and cut some stuff out. But I'll keep this one because this is where all the cool people are ;)


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