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Alexandra Everist

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Born in London, England, Alexandra Everist came to Chicago in 1960, attending Schurz H.S. She received her B. A. in English from Alliance College and her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Alexandra owned The Oliver Twist Tea Shoppe in Libertyville, Illinois. Later, she worked for Abbott Laboratories and, most recently, HealthPlan Holdings as a Vice President. She has four sons, one daughter, one granddaughter and one step-son. She has been a member of Rotary International since 1988.

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A Katrina Moment

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Description: The past two years I have spent researching the events of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. This book is the result. This story is not about prejudice against any one class or race. It is about global prejudice which may be elicited against any person for any reason, whether it is because of a handicap, ethnic background, race, age, gender or sexual preference. This type of prejudice hates a person for something they cannot change.
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“The Dream by Mark Baker

A man lay on his bed at the end of his life waiting to die.
His dream came to pay his last respects
and bid farewell to the man who had never used it.

As it entered the room the man looked down in shame.
"Why did you not realize me?" the dream asked.
"Because I was afraid," the man said.
"Afraid of what," said the dream.
"I was afraid I would fail."

"But haven't you failed by not attempting to use me?".
"Yes I did, but I always thought there would be tomorrow."
"You Fool!" said the dream" Did it never occur to you
that there was only ever today? the moment that you are in right now?

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that you can put it off until tomorrow?".
"No", said the man, a tear gently rolling down his cheek.
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the pain of discipline and the pain of regret,
and while discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs pounds.

Then the dream leant forward to gently wipe away the tear and said,
" You need only have taken the first step
and I would have taken one to meet you,
for the only thing that ever separated us
was the belief in your mind that you couldn't have me".

Then they said goodbye and they both died.”
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Andrea Kulman Hi, Alexandra. Thank you for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.

Alexandra It's great to connect with a fellow author.
Alexandra Everist
Author of "A Katrina Moment"

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Hilda hi!
tx for the invite. nice to meet u..

hv a great reading time!

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Tony Hi Alexandra,

Thanks for the friendship request. Have a wonderful week.

Tony Eldridge
Author of The Samson Effect

Massimiliano Mauriello Hi, dear Alexandra,

many thanks for the add !

Have great, lovely readings !


Mabath. you`re welcome... merci :)

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Karen Thanks for befriending me!

Karen Harrington
Author, Janeology

Alexandra, here's a link to Otis Chandler:

Get him to give you an author page.

Abbeville Press Hi Alexandra, and thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our exciting new online media

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* thanx for adding me! nice to meet you! :)

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Michele thanks for the ad Alexandra Looking forward in talking with you soon. Michele Marchetti

♀☻ஆ(¸.•'´Pal2aSt0o `'•.¸) hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii alexandraaaaaaaaaa r you ok???????tks alot b.c of your adding...NICE TO MEET YOU..

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Andrea Kulman Maybe one day I will make it to your area. Thanks for responding... :o)

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Barbara Hey!
Hope all is well! Just wanted to say "Thanks for the friend request!":) I hope you have a great day!

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Barbara Alexandra,
Your new book coming out sounds like a definite good read. Can't wait for it to come out! I'm a history freak and I love any information dealing with the Holocaust, Concentration Camps, or Genocide. There's an organization called Stand that helps better inform people on genocides and World Visions is an organization to help kids in third world counrties! Really cool! Well, have a great weekend!

Xerxes Break(Vivian Ephona) Hai!
Sorry if I am not able to attend book signings! I live far away from most big cities
But I'll tell you this; as soon as I can I will get your book and read it! It sounds so awesome!
^-^ Ephona

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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Alexandra!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
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Ovid Thanks for adding me and I hope you have a lovely week!

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Tanya Hi Alexandra, A Katrina Moment sounds like such a good and important read, I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for adding me! Peace and best of luck

Shawnette Hi,'s a pleasure to meet you...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...Congrats on your book...wishing you much success...looking forward to chats, reviews, and any/all recommendation...have a blessed weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

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Blair Thanks, Alexandra, for the friend request. It feels like Katrina all over again! I'm sending thoughts and prayers to all my friends in the Gulf Coast, as I'm sure you must be.

Blair Kilpatrick

Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music (University Press of Mississippi, January 2009)

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Jatana Williams Looks like the events of this past week give you more to discuss in your book. Thanks for the add!

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Dag Hi Alexandra,
thanks for adding me :)
Warm regards from Vienna

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Rowena Hi, Alexandra,

Thank you for adding me as a friend. Good luck with your book. Kudos for your cover, too!

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry
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V3 Dear Alexandra,

I'm glad to know someone just like you, an author. I heard about hurricane katrina, but I read what you wrote about your book, I think you tell us the other side of hurricane katrina.

And thanks for the request to add me.

Anyway, good luck Alexandra !

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Ilyn Ross Thank you for posting the Florida event in Happy & Brainy. I wish you success and all the best.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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William Hello Alexandra

Looking forward to talking books

William Elliott Hazelgrove
Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove

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Chester Hi, Alexandra. I noted in your profile that you had worked at Abbott Laboratories. I had a friend named George Appleton who was some sort of official there years ago, and I lost track of him. Just wondered if you might have heard of him.

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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

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John Wills

Just a Season is a luminous story into the life of a man who, in the midst of pain and loss, journeys back in time to reexamine all the important people, circumstances, and intellectual fervor that contributed to the richness of his life. “Just a Season” is not a story that you will read rather it is one that you will live. This is not His-Story, it is our story that reflects the audacity of hope and will most assuredly touch every emotion as you travel through time reliving a life through the eyes of the character.

One of my reviews wrote:

"Not since The Color Purple have I read a book that evoked such emotions. John T. Wills possesses the ability to transport the reader directly into the life and struggles of his main characters story. I was educated in a way that did not afford me the benefit of truly understanding the significance of the historical events taught from a stand alone perspective. This book actually touched my heart and inspired me to increase the equity in my "dash"! Excellent -- Tonja Covington

I wish you the blessings of peace, joy, and success…

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Sanaz Hi Alexandra,

Hope you are well and thanks for the friend's request.


Alexandra Sanaz wrote: "Hi Alexandra,

Hope you are well and thanks for the friend's request.


And thank you for accepting.
Alexandra Everist
Author of "A Katrina Moment"
and "No Place to Call Home"

Rosemary Alexandra, your book A Katrina Moment sounds fascinating. Have you promoted it to bookstores in New Orleans? Have you ever attended the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in March in NOLA?

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Maria Dear Alexandra,

It would be my honor to be as your friend.
Thanks for adding me.


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Pamela Hi Alexandra!
Thanks for adding me as a friend :)

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Lisa Thank you for your friendship, Alexandra.
You've picked a tough topic to explore and write. My folks like to winter in Alabama, and are still devestated by the amount of destruction.

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Beth Hi Alexandra,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author.

Alexandra Always great to connect and share experiences.
Alexandra Everist
Author of "A Katrina Moment"
and "No Place to Call Home"

Alexandra Wow! Just received a thank you card from the President and Mrs. Obama for sending them a copy of "A Katrina Moment".
Alexandra Everist
Author of "A Katrina Moment"
Co-Author of "No Place to Call Home"

Alexandra Hello Friends:

New books now about Poland available on Amazon at

The Terror of Purga

(the story of a Polish geologist in Siberia during the 1930's sentenced to the gulags)



(the storyof pre- and post-war Poland under Communism)


The History Lesson

(the true story of events under Soviet and Communist domination during WWII told to my father by a former teacher, Edward Pelc)



(the true story of a girl that protected my father while he was in hiding from the Soviets)


The Colonel

(the story of a Soviet prisoner in the gulags)


No Place to Call Home

(the true story of my father's life in the gulags)


No Place to Go Home

(the true story of my father's life with the 1st Polish Armoured Division)

Thank you for all your support.

Alexandra Everist


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