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Alex E. Carey

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Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling

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October 2013


I majored in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I studied dance for twelve years, and still love it. I feel strongly about wildlife and environment conservation, animal welfare in general, and issues affecting children, women and senior citizens. I love my family, and my sweet, beautiful dog. I am strongly against hate and discrimination of all kinds.
I enjoy a variety of books, but especially enjoyed the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. All-time favorite authors include Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, and Edgar Allen Poe. I have too many favorites to name them all.
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Alex E. Carey Kira’s story came to me during my freshman year while waiting for class to start. I began to scribble and the next thing I knew I had the beginnings o…moreKira’s story came to me during my freshman year while waiting for class to start. I began to scribble and the next thing I knew I had the beginnings of a story. I continued to imagine what would happen next and wrote bits and pieces in between classes and during work breaks. Once I typed up all the notes, I realized I had enough for a full novel, and ideas for more, resulting in the Elemental Series.(less)
Alex E. Carey Hi Christian, First I must apologize for taking so long to reply. I've been working hard on my third novel in my book series. I am nearly ready for ed…moreHi Christian, First I must apologize for taking so long to reply. I've been working hard on my third novel in my book series. I am nearly ready for editing - finally, past my deadline, but ready anyway. :)

On to your question - I checked out your books and I'm not sure how to answer. One thing I did notice is that on your Goodreads page for She: Unusually Brave, the Amazon link doesn't work. So perhaps people have a hard time finding it? I did find it by searching at Amazon.

The subject matter is possibly, like you said, a bit heavier for some people's taste. They might not make it past the description, so maybe it needs to have something to draw them in. I'm not sure what to suggest though.

For reviews, I'd suggest being involved in the groups here at Goodreads, find people who might review your book's category or genre, and to connect with readers who are fans of your genre. You could sponsor a giveaway. I recently did a giveaway of five copies of Earth's Embrace. That's helped me quite a bit. Other than that, I try to stay active on social media - Facebook, Twitter, etc.

I'll try to come up with some more ideas for you and will let you know if I think of something. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. I'm always happy to help another author if I can. :)

Kind regards,

Average rating: 4.4 · 97 ratings · 56 reviews · 4 distinct works
Fire's Love

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What's the least expensive, but still effective, way to get started with writing?

Many of my readers are also writers who haven’t yet published. They frequently ask me for tips and advice on writing and publishing options, including the question above. This is a fairly complex topic, so I may turn this post into a series.

My first tip is simple — if you want to be a writer, be a writer. Write your first sentence on paper, either by hand or on your computer. Now you are a writer. Read more of this blog post »
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