Looking at the Holidays Differently

By Anastasia Alexander

I grew up with the Norman Rockwell vision of the holidays.  It didn’t help that my mom was one of those people that went full tilt into creating that reality. She would put up at least five full Christmas trees. It wasn’t the kind of tree that had a few decorations and that was good…

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Fiction Becoming Reality—Creepy Tales of an Author

By Anastasia Alexander

We all long for something we don’t have. Currently, I am longing for a normal life. One where all the drama unfolds in my fiction and doesn’t spill forth into my real life. I was once at a national SCBWI conference in LA (society of children’s writing and illustration) with over two hundred people attending.…

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Would you rather ….

By Anastasia Alexander

One of the favorite things my children liked to do when they were young was play the game, “Would you rather?” They loved to fill up the dinner or travel time in the car with “Would you rather A or B?” For example, “Would you rather eat a live bug or swallow a raw egg?”…

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Tangles of the Heart Release

By Anastasia Alexander

Tangles of the Heart is released today. #NewRelease #KU → Tangles of the Heart by Anastasia Alexander is LIVE! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ch7ICO Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3deB01A Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3fwSeZv Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2Bh9HXj Can love survive the quarter-mile at 200 miles per hour? Darlene Britain lives a quiet life in Island Park, Idaho, with her mom and stepfather until she takes…

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Inspiration during the Fourth of July

By Anastasia Alexander

Inspiration can arrive from the most unusual places. For example, the inspiration for my novel, Tangles of the Heart, started early evening on the Fourth of July. Buzzing with excitement, my two pre-teen girls piled into the car, and my husband and I followed them. Soon my husband was driving to scope out a good place…

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Love is Complicated …

By Anastasia Alexander

Okay, I have to admit love is complicated. What makes it work is a mystery. Well, for me, anyway. I know there are experts who claim to know the scientific principles of love. And yes, they can predict divorce within 97% accuracy (John Gottman). But can they predict who falls in love and why? In…

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Millionaire Romance Boxset

By Anastasia Alexander

Hello Friend, MILLIONAIRE ROMANCE BOX SET is out today, and I can’t wait to see you what you think of it. Can love survive Friday the 13th, the world watching, and rich bachelors being flown to an island? Buckle up for this award-winning reality TV romance three novel collection. This closed-door romance explores the complexity of love…

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Jackpot Love and Intensity

By Anastasia Alexander

I hit the jackpot! The other day I was browsing YouTube. I found the entire Bachelor Canada Season Three for free. The Bachelor/The Bachelorette show is one of my top guilty pleasures. I know a lot of people look down on me for watching it, including my husband and most of my kids, but I can’t help it. To…

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The Reality TV Show “The Bachelor”: Arranged Marriage for the American Youth?

By Anastasia Alexander

My heart goes out to what is currently happening to the people in India. I wanted to use my newsletter this month to celebrate their culture and explore how their culture may have influenced America’s. During my teaching break this past Christmas season, I had a chance of a lifetime to fly to India and…

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Labor of Love

By Anastasia Alexander

I have to admit that I’m a sucker for relationship reality TV shows. Normally, when I confess that, receivers of that information try to control the sneers of disdain on their faces. Some, though, don’t even try to hide their disgust as they say, “You have to be kidding.” Not. My husband is one of…

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