March 4, 2017

Hello! I thought 2017 flew through like a tornado and, it feels as if 2017 is doing the same. Sometimes "life" takes precedence over my plans for writing and editing and, in the end, creates a real headache by postponing publication. I do however begin each day by being grateful to be here.

My series, A Separate Heaven, is a labor of love for me. The characters, especially Dominic and Paige, are so much a part of my life they are like friends. I think probably all writers feel this way about their characters and feel an obligation to defend them no matter what they do.

A Separate Heaven is a love story with many surprises and, at time,s takes a dark turn. It goes where my imagination goes and I do not try to change it.

Among my goals for A Separate Heaven is to have all seven books published in Spanish as well as English. My dream is to have it become a television series. The script readily lends itself to this so it is an exciting possibility.

Thank you for being a reader!

Blog site in Spanish

Hello! My apology for the big gap in posts. We are working out a glitch regarding having the posts in both English and Spanish so that when a viewer transfers from the A Separate Heaven site to this blog it will read in both languages.

I hope each of you is having a wonderful Christmas holiday and looking forward to a new year filled with many blessings.

Sincerely,

Alex

Wednesday, December 7th

It’s a good thing the day doesn’t officially end until midnight! I’m going to do a Q&A video or FB live soon but I thought I would answer a few of the most often asked:

1) How did you select the names for your characters and are they named for anyone you know?

I simply like the names Dominic and Paige. Gianelli I selected from a long list of Italian names. All characters are fictitious as are their names.

2) Have you ever been to Italy?

Not yet! But it is first on my list.

3) Why the big age difference in Dominic in Paige?

That’s how I imagined it…how the characters and the story unfolded in my mind. When A Separate Heaven was first "conceived" I wasn’t trying to write. None of the story is based on real life experiences but it is SO much fun to write, even the parts that aren’t happy. I think most writers of fiction will tell you their characters are very real to them. After all, they live in your mind so they are constantly with you.

4) How long does the series last?

Right now, the seven books span twenty five years in the lives of the two families.

5) When is your favorite time to write?

Anytime I can. Like everyone else I have a family and I often help with care and transportation of some members. Sometimes my to do list is created for me rather than by me.

Back to work on Book Five! Good night! More tomorrow. I will leave you with a Texas Starry Night.