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Alex Cantone

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I am an Australian author, born in the UK, and have spent the past 20 years in the garrison city of Townsville, NQ. Writing runs in the family as my sister is a successful author.

With the literary market stacked with books on outback romances and Australian history I decided to go for the contemporary: an Aussie ex-pat. With my partner I have travelled widely across Australia & NZ, Singapore, Japan, Turkey, W. Europe, South Africa, USA, Canada and Central America - giving me plenty of riches to play with.

The Roman Nix series is set in Central America. The main character is a former Aussie soldier, with his lover, the quixotic Mishka. Some readers may find the language and content confronting.
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message 7: by Rob

Rob Hi Alex,
Thanks for the recommendation of "The Conclave". Sound like my kind of read. It's been added.


message 6: by Alex

Alex Cantone Rob wrote: "Hi Alex thanks for the recommendation of Zen and the Art of Murder. I have added it to my ever expanding TBRL"

No worries. This is my 3rd year with Goodreads, so I decided to give the events a miss and focus on working my way through my TBRL. I like to give new authors a go as I know how hard that is. Bottini's is a good one and I'm working on the review. Cheers.


message 5: by Rob

Rob Hi Alex thanks for the recommendation of Zen and the Art of Murder. I have added it to my ever expanding TBRL


message 4: by Rob (last edited Mar 03, 2018 06:59PM)

Rob Hi Alex,
Thanks for the invite. I'll be interested in comparing thoughts.


Icewineanne Thanks for the recommendations Alex :)
Have added many to my reading list


message 2: by Alex

Alex Cantone Thank you and welcome. Only been with Goodreads for 2 years. Before that I used to read action and trashy novels (which is when I decided I could do no worse). How our tastes change when exposed to some good, gritty writing.


message 1: by Icewineanne (last edited Sep 07, 2017 08:30PM)

Icewineanne Hi Alex, happy to be friends & i know what you mean about more friends than books!
I see that you're an author, wishing you all the best with your series :). Looking forward to reading your thoughts.
Happy reading & writing!
Anne


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