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About Alexis Morgan

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. I was a secretary in a hospital pathology lab, worked in insurance paying claims, and then as a paraeducator for the school district.

Q. Favorite job

A. I love my current job--writing.

Q. High school and/or college

A. I went to both high school and college in St. Louis County, in Missouri.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Right now, I'd have to say Trisha Yearwood.

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (especially the second one).

Q. Favorite television show

A. NCIS

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. My family, friends, and career make me happy.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Goal setting will get you there.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I'd love to visit Ireland.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. President Jimmy Carter because of his unflagging desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I think I would have liked to have been a paleontologist.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to be a rock band drummer.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two great kids. They've made me proud.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. As for a lot of people, it would be self-doubt.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'd like to think I'm a supportive and generous friend.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd love just once to be a wild horse running free.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My sense of humor, I think.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Grant Sullivan from Linda Howard's Midnight Rainbow. He hooked me on the whole romance genre.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Don Ysidro in Barbara Hambly's Those Who Hunt the Night. He's not exactly a villain, but he really had to struggle to regain the nobility he had as a human before he became a vampire.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Never getting caught up on my TBR pile.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Drummer in a rock band.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, generosity, and kindness

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M's

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Black Queen (Stephen Stills), I Can't Make You Love me (Bonnie Raitt), Holding out for a Hero (Bonnie Tyler), Georgia Rain (Trisha Yearwood), I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Anne StuartJ. R. WardPatricia BriggsCharlaine HarrisSuzanne Brockmann Linda Howard Jim ButcherMercedes Lackey

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Crazy Like a Fox--Anne Stuart Midnight Rainbow--Linda HowardGone Too Far--Suzanne BrockmannLover Awakened--J R Ward Arrows of the Queen--Mercedes Lackey

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Lover Awakened---J R Ward

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Set small, achievable goals that will help you reach your big time, scary goals.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "I love your heroes!"

Q. How did you come to write Dark Protector?

A. In the back of my mind, I kept seeing a powerful modern day warrior who fought with ancient weapons in a continuing battle against the darkness. At first, I wasn't sure what that darkness represented or what the the cost would be for that warrior to keep picking up his sword to head back into battle. I live near the volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest, so it seemed only natural to have them play a significant role in the books. Finally, Devlin Bane and his fellow warriors walked into my life to become the Paladins.

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