The Beach is devastated to learn that our fellow author, Alexa Grace, has lost her battle with Thymic Cancer and passed away.
Not only a member of Beach Read Authors, but an author who participated in several Suspense Box Sets with many of the BRA authors, Alexa was always cheerful, positive and ;helpful in promoting our projects, using her own money to buy ads for us smaller authors. She was grateful when we decided to donate a portion of our proceeds from the box sets to Thymic Cancer Research and touched that her fellow authors would do this.
I didn't know Alexa face to face but always held out hope we'd cross paths at a writers' conference someday. She'd achieved USA Today Bestselling status, writing Romantic Suspense and is still selling well on Amazon. With two series, the Deadly Series and the Profile Series, Alexa has thousands of reviews, probably millions of fans and will be missed in the Romance community as a prolific author. Her permafree lead-in to the Deadly Series is ranked in the top 1500 free on Amazon and has over 3,000 reviews.
Here's what her Amazon bio says:
Alexa Grace is the USA TODAY bestselling author of riveting romantic suspense novels including the Deadly Series and the Profile Series.
Alexa's journeys into suspense are accurate police procedurals with a healthy dose of passion.A voracious reader, she has been influenced by writers ranging from James Patterson to Lisa Gardner to Nora Roberts.
Her books, Deadly Offerings and Profile of Evil,have been recognized by RT Book Reviews as Top Picks. Profile of Terror was awarded Best Romantic Suspense of 2014 by the Little Shop of Readers Reviewers Choice.
Alexa Grace earned a bachelor's degree in Communication and a Master's degree in Education from Indiana State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a corporate training director.
An Indiana native, Alexa divides her time between Indiana and Florida. She has a daughter and four Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and communicating with her street team and readers.
If you have a twitter account, please take a moment to tweet for Alexa's books in memorium.
Profile of Fear - 5 Star Action & Romance!
#BYNR #Suspense #Kindle #RIP #IANRTG
Alexa's books live on at Beach Read Authors
Here on the sand we have Award-Winning Author, Jacki Delecki, who's going to tell us a bit about attending reader/writer events.
One of the rising trends in the book community is the proliferation of reader and writer events. Back in the day, authors used book signings as a venue to connect with readers. With the closure of many brick-and-mortar book stores and the evolution of the digital marketplace, traditional book signings are a less popular option, especially when compared to everything a reader/author event (sometimes called a reader appreciation event) offers.
If you haven't attended a reader/writer event, here are three reasons to finish the chapter you're currently reading and find an event to explore today!
- SWAG! Event coordinators usually assemble a goody bag for attendees, but authors also have lots (and lots) of goodies. Tip: Bring an extra tote or backpack to carry all the great stuff you collect. You can always tell the hardcore readers who have attended events before because they bring those wheeled-shopper carts!
- Make new book friends. Everyone at a reader/writer event is there because they love books - reading them or writing them. This fun and friendly environment makes it easy to chat with strangers. You might even make a new BBF (book best friend)!
- Meet the real person behind the book cover. Have you ever wondered what your favorite author is like in real life? Connecting in person gives you chance to bond over shared interests, laugh over an inside joke or just express how much you enjoy their work.
I'm participating in the Reader & Writer Event in Seattle, June 3, 2017. This event includes more than 50 authors, hot cover models and other "bookish" fun. If you're in the area, get a ticket before the event is sold out. If not, look online for other reader/writer events and have a great time!
Reader and Writer Author Event - Seattle, WA
Featuring authors and cover models!
June 3, 2017 - WithinSodo, Seattle, WA
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693884950856549/