Kim Alexander

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What Makes Kim Awesome??

Kim Alexander grew up in the wilds of Long Island, NY and slowly drifted south until she reached Key West. After spending ten rum-soaked years as a DJ in the Keys, she moved to Washington DC, where she lives with two cats, an angry fish, and her extremely patient husband who tells her she needs to write at least ten more books if she intends to retire in Thailand, so thank you for your patronage.

Question & Answer

  • What was the simplest romantic gesture you’ve ever received?

When my husband and I were first dating, we wandered into a shop full of gorgeous handmade Asian art. I picked up a hefty pair of Malaysian bronze axes, covered with dragons, and said I needed them in my life. (I was kidding!) Months later, on Valentine’s Day, he gave me a HUGE pink box—with the axes. They are still hung proudly on the bedroom wall.

  • What was the hardest scene you’ve ever written?

In The Demon Door series, my heroine Lelet has a string of bad breaks and it demolishes her once unstoppable confidence. Her descent into guilt and shame and recrimination was tough for me to write about. I guess I prefer witty banter and shameless flirting to painful introspection! (She’s fine!)

  • Who’s your favorite character? Why?

Has to be Rhuun, my half-human demon prince. He suffers from severe social anxiety and drinks to self-medicate. But he’s kind and funny and weird, and when he falls in love its with his whole heart. His triumphs (and tragedies) became my own.

  • Tease me with the sexiest quote from one of your books.

They moved from the sitting room past the fish painted screen to his bed, and because he had to have her in his hands, he carried her the whole way. Later, he wouldn’t recall the exact moment her rose patterned robe fell to the floor, but he would never forget pulling her close and kissing her, and how his heart felt like it would shatter. He would always carry the memory of how her skin warmed under his hands, how she felt like water and tasted like flowers. After guiding her to her pleasure, he gave his heart permission to shatter, if Light and Wind wished it so, because there could be nothing better, ever.

(The Glass Girl: The Demon Door Book Three.)

  • If you could, how would you help the Indie Writers Community?

My first career was in broadcasting. I’ve done everything from DJ to traffic reports to talk shows. I’d love to be able to teach Indie writers the art of being interviewed.

  • Why did you choose your genre?

There was never any question to me that I would write fantasy and science fiction. It was literally the only thing I read growing up. It’s the world I want to live in. It honestly wasn’t a choice.

  • What was the first romance novel you read?

I had to get in the time machine for this question! I think it had to be Calvin and Meg from A Wrinkle in Time. (Still one of my all-time favorite books.) It was so sweet and delicately drawn. And then of course a bit later it was our girl Ayla inventing the missionary position in Clan of the Cave Bear!

  • Name one song that always makes your writing playlist.

I actually don’t listen to music while I’m writing. If it’s on, I’ll end up paying attention to the songs. It’s too distracting. However, when I was writing The Sand Prince (my first novel) the apartment above me was getting renovated and it took almost a whole year. So the soothing sounds of chainsaws and nail guns get me in the mood to write!

(The beautiful axes her husband got for her! AWWW!!)

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