Welcome Alexandrea! I appreciate you taking the time out to visit P.S. I Love Books. Can you tell us a little bit about your newest release in the Nicci Beauvoir series, Recovery?
Recovery follows Nicci Beauvoir’s life two years after the death of her love, the artist David Alexander. We see Nicci’s emotional healing mirrored in the resurrecting city of New Orleans. The ravages of hurricane Katrina provide the perfect backdrop to a story about healing and redemption. In addition, it gave me the opportunity to incorporate my own experiences from the aftermath of the storm.
Getting lost in the book as I write it. It consumes your life much to the chagrin of those around you. My friends, animals, and husband often feel abandoned when I am into a new book. I love being immersed in the story, but I also feel guilty about it. I wish I could be more balanced in my approach to writing, but as I delve deeper into this art, I find it is really a question of all or none with this kind of passion.
Which of the characters did you enjoy working with the most?
If you had the chance to do it all over again would you change anything in Recovery?
I feel the book is where it needs to be. In addition, you have to realize as I wrote this novel, I had to keep book III in the series, Sacrifice, in my head. Tying book I, To My Senses, and Sacrifice together in Recovery was a tough job, but I was happy with the result.
I love my cover. When I sit down to write a book, I see the cover in my head. What I envisioned for Recovery is what you see in the final published version. It is very New Orleans and that is what I wanted to convey to the reader.
If the series were made into a movie who would be your ideal cast for the main characters?
If you didn’t have a passion for writing books what do you think you’d be doing as a career?
I worked as an RN Clinical Specialist in Gerontology for years, but I would probably be a full-time Wildlife Rehabber if I could. I have my permit with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries and would love to be able to take in more orphaned and injured animals than I currently do now.
Probably something about New Orleans history or its people with the iconic Tennessee Williams. He was a family friend growing up in the French Quarter and he taught me a great deal about writing. It would have been wonderful to be able to collaborate with him at this point in my career. He was a fun and interesting man who was always very kind to me.
Cleopatra: A life by Stacy Schiff. I am an ancient history nut. This is a well-written and thorough work about the life of the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt.
Are you currently working on any projects that we may see from you in the future?
Sacrifice, book III in the Nicci Beauvoir Series, is currently going through editing and I am hoping to get it out at the end of the year. I also have other books planned for the future with characters from this series.
Thank you so much for stopping by Alexandrea! Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
At my webpage: http://www.alexandreaweis.com/index.html
On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/To-My-Senses/113609858681394
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_15?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=alexandrea+weis&sprefix=alexandrea+weis
Be sure to stay tuned for my review of Recovery, the second book in Alexandrea's Nicci Beauvoir series, and a giveaway!