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Alexa Kingaard

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Alexa Kingaard was born in San Diego, CA and has lived most of her life in the area. She currently resides in Carlsbad and is the mother of a son and daughter who continue to be her biggest fans and cheerleaders.

Her debut novel, KEEP FOREVER, was inspired by her late ex-husband who battled the residual effects of the Vietnam War for decades after his return. The burden he brought home is shared by combat veterans of all conflicts, and her fictional account highlights the collateral damage encountered by family members and loved ones living with PTSD in their midst.

Her second novel, MY NAME IS ROSE, departs from her personal experiences and focuses on the collective memories of her generation. She loves writing about nostalgia and the hum
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Alexa Kingaard I've only been writing for a couple years and found it most helpful to figure out what works best for me, not for other writers. I write whole chapter…moreI've only been writing for a couple years and found it most helpful to figure out what works best for me, not for other writers. I write whole chapters in my head, sometimes multiple chapters, then take myself to a notepad or computer to put everything down on paper. If it doesn't feel like a good day to write, I don't. I never force anything and have yet to experience writer's block. (less)
Alexa Kingaard It fulfills a sense of purpose by being able to leave something behind for my children. There is also a community of authors who are seeking their own…moreIt fulfills a sense of purpose by being able to leave something behind for my children. There is also a community of authors who are seeking their own fulfillment, not necessarily fame, so it becomes a sense of belonging to a group of like-minded individuals. There's a lot of cheerleading and support that goes on behind the scenes, and every person on the planet has something to share. (less)
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Virtual Release Party New Edition of KEEP FOREVER

Hello, Friends,

In the last year, I have made many new connections with readers through my newsletters, Facebook pages and Instagram posts. Thank you for your support and reviews of MY NAME IS ROSE, which has spent time on the Amazon Best Seller’s List and won First Place in an International Book Competition last Fall.

March 29th, is Vietnam Veteran’s Day. Because of our country and world’s situati Read more of this blog post »
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My Name Is Rose by Alexa Kingaard
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My Name Is Rose by Alexa Kingaard is the story of a girl, growing up and finding her own way. Rose has been raised in a commune and always knew she wanted to explore life away from it once she grew up. It take" Read more of this review »
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"A tender love story that depicts the emotions of love and loss. Elizabeth Sutton and Paul O'Brien's paths were destined to cross. They were teenagers during the Vietnam War era - complete with the old fashion family values that seem to deteriorate fr" Read more of this review »
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"This book went back and forth from the 70's to Rose's childhood living in a "hippie" compound to today where Rose is married with 2 children. The flashbacks to the 70's were great since I am about the same age as her parents. I had a hard time believ" Read more of this review »
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"Growing up in a hippie commune probably sounds fantastic, right? Not for Rose. She doesn’t have the same love of the commune that her parents do and doesn’t desire isolation and living the way the commune does. She’s bored and needs something more th" Read more of this review »
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