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A Conversation with Kristin Alexandre, author of GEM CITY GYPSY

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Kristin Kuhns Alexandre 2Kristin Alexandre was raised in Dayton, Ohio where she worked as a feature columnist for The Dayton Journal Herald and the Kettering Oakwood Times. She has written two previous books: Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl in the Gilded Age a graphic novel that was featured at the 2011 NY City Comic Con; and Find a Great Guy: Now and Forever.

Alexandre was a co-founder of Earth Day 1970 and worked on staff with House Beautiful Magazine and as a contributor to Town & Country Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and The Daily News. Her celebrity luncheon series for the Chairman of Ammirati & Puris Advertising at The New York Yacht Club was acclaimed, and she has also worked as a co-host and producer of Enough Is Enough a syndicated talk show for WLIW-TV, a PBS affiliate in NYC. Alexandre has worked as a publicist for The Economic Development Association of Puerto Rico and Champion International U.S. Plywood. She is a NJ Board Member of The Humane Society of America and resides in Delray Beach, Fl. and Nantucket , Ma. with her husband DeWitt.

Her latest book is the new adult fiction, Gem City Gypsy.

You can visit Kristin’s website at:

http://www.gemcitygypsy.com/

Gem City GypsyQ: Welcome to Beyond the Books, Kristin.  Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?

“Gem City Gypsy”is my first novel although my second “Altar Rock” is coming out soon. I have also published two self help books and one graphic novel based on the “Gem City” story line.

Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?

I self published the self help books because it was fast and easy.

 Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?

Months.

Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

It was fun although I had to do all the promotion myself.

Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?

I joined Instagram and learned about social media.

Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?

Yes I have.

Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?

That SO many books and novels are coming out every day.

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

Adapting the story to film.

Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?

Keep at it and learn social media.

 

 

 

 

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