I would like to thank Kindle Alexander for stopping by to talk about GRL. Check out Caroline’s reviews of some of Kindle’s titles here. There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.
Author: Kindle Alexander
Kindle talks GRL and more
Blog post are always incredibly hard. They never get easier. I’ve learned to toss that out in the front end so you might remember those words when you get to my rambling… Also, when I reference ‘we’ please remember I have a writing partner. I think I have all my disclaimers out of the way.
I’m dedicating this post to what GRL means to me.
Last year was our very first year to attend the conference. You just have no idea how excited we were. Just like anything that has high emotion, we walked away with both good and bad, but the friendships we established were magical. Since relationships are very important to me, I’d like to center in on those.
Our cover designer is Reese Dante. By far, seeing her is one of my top favorite moments of the conference. I love her. I love her wit, charm, and attitude. Hands down, a very great moment. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget the first time we met. Outside of her, we really didn’t know anyone. We were very green and naïve to this writing world. GRL helped us walk away more seasoned.
You have no idea how much we fangirled over these authors at GRL. Very few of these authors knew who we were. We got autographs and pictures taken with everyone!
Other high points of the conference were Sandrine Gasq Dion. She has become a seriously very good friend. I’m not sure I can say enough there. We all clicked from the beginning and spent most of our time together.
I luckily sat across the table from Sarah York and Jake Wells. Again, from a fan girl, Sarah York was about as high as it went. We had read all her work. To find out she’s a really great person, just elevated her more than you will know. I love that woman. (GOOD PEOPLE, great mentor.) You need to know her if you don’t. Now at that point, Jake Wells was just getting something published. His book was due out soon and just like Sarah, to get to know him is honestly one of the great finds in my life. I’m a better person for knowing him. He’s truly a remarkable man.
At that same dinner we met our mom and now dear friend, LE Franks even though we don’t talk as often as I like. She was kind, warm and funny. She always had a moment where she’d stop and talk. She’s so friendly and inviting. I can’t say enough there, either.
Our last great find was Andrew Grey, what a nice, nice man. He’s got a hug for everyone he meets and he didn’t slap us when we used his tissue idea for Always.
*Whispers* Another bright spot in the conference was TA Chase. She always stopped to give us direction or explain something going on.
Outside of that, I met readers who are now close friends. Kathie, Liz, love you guys. You make my day to day much more entertaining. Thank you!
I encourage anyone in the area of GRL to take the opportunity to go to some of the public events they offer. If you do, message me at email@example.com. We’d LOVE to meet you.
Thank you for this opportunity. You’re the best Brandilyn. (I hope this doesn’t suck!)
From the Publisher – Always:
Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future. Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.
About the Author
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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