Name Alexandrea Weis
Where are you from New Orleans, La.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc.
I am a nurse by education, with my Ph. D. I taught nursing for several years before I began my first novel, but I have been writing all my life. Since I am married and also a wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. I take in orphaned and injured wildlife and rehabilitate them for return to the wild.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I will be having a dark erotica series starting in Fe. 2016. Called the Corde Noire Society series, it will be 4 books released throughout 2016 dealing with the darker side of the D/s lifestyle.
The first book swill be out 2/22 and it is a supernatural thriller called Dark Perceptions. So look for it.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I was eight years old, I have thrilled to put pen to paper, when we did use pen and paper, lol.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I think all of my life. When I first became moved by writing words and putting emotions into wheat I wrote, I knew then.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
It was based on a short story I wrote in high school. I wanted to bring the complete tale to life.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I am comfortable with first and third person and have done books in both. As for a style I tend to emphasize dialogue in my stories most. I feel that is how you get to know the characters, by what they saw and who they are.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
My titles come from my stories. I try to base them on a line or what is happening in my book.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
All my books have messages. My last release, an erotic romance called Rival Seduction, was about two rivals coming together and finding love. But they each had a lot of hurdles to overcome before they let another person in their life, so I think that one was about opening yourself up to someone. No matter how scared a person is formtheir past, they can’t shut the door on the future.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic ?
All of it. I try to base everything I write on plausible facts. Rival Seduction is set in the show jumping world, which I was raised in. I was a champion show jumper, so Rival Seduction is about as true to the horse show ring as you will get. Even my paranormal. Sometimes fantasy based on reality is much more compelling.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I base all my books on a little of both. Sorties I have heard, or experiences I have had. The people are more important in the tale to me. I think the story should revolve around the characters, not the other way around.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
No mentor’s, but many books influenced me, particularly Ian Fleming and the James Bond series, the books, not the movies. The character in the books is really multi-faceted and fascinating. I think that is where I learned the importance of characters.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I spend a lot of time reading works for friends. I have bene asked by a few authors to review their works prior to publication, so those books keep me busy.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I haven’t had time to delve into any lately. I’m too busy writing.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I will be working on the Cordr Noir Society series, and I have other series that are paranormal coming in 2016. The first is the Blackwell seires, a story about a man who live an evil life and pays for his sins as a ghost. And the Chimera Effect series. A paranormal crime thriller set for release in Spring of 2016.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My high school English teacher June Wells. She always believed in me as a writer, and her inspiration always stuck with me.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
It has become one.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I like where my books are heading, and how I ma evolving. We never stop learning our craft. Each book teaches you something new.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I have had it all my life. It started at a very young age, and blossomed in high school.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Dark Perceptions is a psychological dark erotica about a girl with a special gift. She can see visions of the future, and the Dom who wants to control her and her ability. She is seduced into a dark world of pleasure and pain.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Getting the characters and the facts right. I always research places and facts before I put them in a book.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have several that I like, no particular favorite.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
A few times throughout the year to conventions. I try to stay local as much as possible.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Every book poses a different challenge. Each book proposes different problems whether it is in the plot or the presentation of the characters. I hope to tackle every book in a different way to add to the different characters and voice.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Usually I glean tidbits about a place, or an area. In Rival Seduction I learned a lot about cattle farms. It takes place on a cattle farm, so I had to research the cattle in Texas and how the farms are set up.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write, plain and simple. You are never done as a writer. Keep writing to find your voice.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you/Always thank you for the support. Their encouragement keeps me going.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
The Trumpeter Swan is the one that stuck with me.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My animals make me do both.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
So many from eh past, particularly historical figures.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?
She lived life on her terms. I think that says it all.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
My animals, a love for cooking, running, and of course helping wildlife. I love working with helping wildlife.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I am a Game of Thrones fan, other than that I really don’t have time to watch a lot of TV. Usually it is CNN when I run on the treadmill.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I eat a lot of pretzels.
Color red, music Jazz
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
What I am doing. Rehabbing Wildlife.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it? Webpage: http://www.alexandreaweis.com/
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