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M.K. Alexander

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No genre is safe from me!
(OK, maybe Romance is safe)

One thing that bugs me is the accusation that I am too subtle. Too subtle? Is this even possible? I like to give my readers some credit: I always assume they are clever, educated, and have a good sense of humor...

I've has been writing fiction for over 20 years and recently published eight new titles, as well as a short story collection. Every book I write is exhaustively researched, I'm proud to say.

I have been a reporter and editor for many newspapers, and worked for The New York Times for well over ten years. Winner of the BBC Short Story Award.

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It’s always fun starting a new book. Exciting, maybe a bit scary. With my era of promotion now just a historical memory (so last month), the writing begins again in earnest.

This time zombies.
No.
Vampires.
No.
Historic gremlins.
Getting closer…
Histrionic Gargoyles?
No. Give up?

Genies.
Yes, genies, djinn. Aladdin, and I dream of… kind of thing. Done before, I know; though not quite a genre o... Read more of this blog post »
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(Oddly this does not seem to apply to women)”
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“One man's subtle is another man's blatantly obvious."
(Oddly this does not seem to apply to women)”
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“I am married but I've yet to meet my wife, and she is dead. Such is the life of a time-traveler... complicated, that is.”
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