BROADLY SPEAKING AUTHORS FOR FEBRUARY 2012
I hosted the February Broadly Speaking for Broad Universe this year and had the pleasure to discuss one of my favorite topics, Romance in Speculative Fiction, with three wonderful writers: Brenda Cooper, Alexa Grave, and Pauline Baird Jones. You'll get to meet all of them this week. Today I have secret writer Alexa Grave.
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Some writers use pseudonyms to separate their personal and writing lives, and some use them to have different names associated with different genres they write in. I'm not either of those writer types, though. Alexa Grave is who I am when I write, plain and simple.
All the way back in high school--days that are too far in the past for my taste--I was working on my first novel. This novel will never see the light of day, but the pseudonym I created while writing it will always be with me. Alexa Grave was born while writing that novel, and she is here to stay. Of course, the name means more to me than it did back then. It's a contrast of light and dark, which is what I try to infuse in my writing as well. There is a power behind the name that inspires me and calls to my muses when I sit down to write.
When it concerns my writing, I can't imagine being anyone other than Alexa Grave.
Alexa Grave loves to tell stories--it just so happens her characters occasionally take her on an unexpected ride. Her story "Kindled Morphogenesis" can be found in the anthology Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror. Please visit her at her blog Born to Write or her website Alexa Grave's Writing Corner. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter!
WEBSITE - Alexa Grave's Writing Corner: http://alexagrave.com
- Modern Magic: http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Magic-Tales-Fantasy-Horror/dp/0971360847
- Born to Write: http://alexagrave.blogspot.com
- @AlexaGrave - http://twitter.com/AlexaGrave
PATHS TO PUBLICATION: Brenda Cooper
HEIDI'S PICK SIX: PAULINE BAIRD JONES