Girl, Have You Met… Alexandra Warren?
Alexandra Warren is a twenty-something year old Nebraska girl who enjoys teaching, blogging, traveling, and of course, writing. Contemporary Romance novellas are her absolute favorite to write as well as to read. With fourteen books under her belt, and more on the way, she is excited to see what 2017 will bring!
Register HERE to meet me at the Girl, Have You Met… event in Houston, and read more about me below!
Have you always known you wanted to be a writer?
I had absolutely no idea I wanted to be a writer! I had written a few things as a child; stories about my friends just for fun and things of that nature. But I never knew writing was something I’d end up doing full-time until I took an experimental stab at self-publishing my first book while working as a teacher.
Where does the inspiration for your stories come from?
I draw inspiration from just about anything! Whether it’s things I see out in public, on social media, watching TV. It doesn’t take much for me to latch onto an idea.
What would readers be surprised to know about you?
Readers might be surprised to know how nervous I still get about every new release even though I’m thirteen books in. There’s truly nothing like getting those first couple of reviews to take the weight off of my shoulders.
What are your hobbies outside of writing?
When I’m not writing, I enjoy connecting with my readers and fellow authors, binge-watching shows on Netflix, and traveling.
Why is Black Romance important to you?
Black Romance is… everything to me. It’s what I’ve grown up seeing. It’s what I experience myself on a daily. It’s the driving force to each and every one of my stories. Black Romance is a such a beautiful thing to see in real life, and read about, and even watch on TV. And it’s real! It exists! And I’m incredibly grateful that I get to use my craft to share more of it with the world.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Write the book! The task can be daunting, at times discouraging, and sometimes it may seem like you’ll never make it to the end. But there’s someone out there who will appreciate the story you have to tell more than you will ever know.
- Favorite black romance book of all time?
I don’t know if I can choose a “favorite”, but the first one that comes to mind is the House of Kings series from Adrianne Byrd.
- Favorite author of all time?
Eh… trick question. Lol. My author-sisters are my favorites.
- . Favorite book turned movie?
Holes lol. Seriously though…loved me some Louis Sachar back in the day.
- Favorite genre to read?
Contemporary Black Romance
- Favorite genre to write?
Contemporary Black Romance
- What is your go-to writing playlist?
- What snack/drink must you have while you’re writing? If any?
Lots and lots of water, something crunchy, and gum.
- How do you celebrate a release day?
With lots of panicking and refreshing of Amazon LoL. But really…that and then I usually go out for a drink. 🙂
- What’s your favorite part about being an author?
My favorite part about being an author is getting people reactions to my stories, whether through a review or comment/message on Facebook, I love knowing that someone was as entertained by my writing as I always am.
- Where can people find you and your books?
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2jRFVL2
Twitter : @__actuallyalex