Featured Author: Johnnie Alexander

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  • #10085

    Ellie Whyte
    Keymaster

    Johnnie Alexander, author and freelance editor, writes stories that linger in the heart. The first of three contemporary romances, Where She Belongs,
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  • #10091

    Becky Lee
    Participant

    Looking forward to reading the Courageous Brides Collection

  • #10092

    Diane Blaser
    Participant

    I always enjoy finding a new author! Great interview, nice to meet you Johnnie.

  • #10095

    Alyssa Zech
    Participant

    I can’t wait to read Where Treasure Hides!!

  • #10096

    kim hansen
    Participant

    Looking forward to reading Where She Belongs.

  • #10097

    Just Commonly
    Participant

    I loved Where She Belongs! I would love to win Where Treasure Hides. Thanks for the opportunity!

    http://justcommonly.blogspot.com/

  • #10098

    pattymh2000 .
    Participant

    I’ve been enjoying being a lot of contemporary Christian fiction recently , Where she Belongs sounds good.

  • #10099

    Carrie Schmidt
    Participant

    I have long wanted to read Where Treasure Hides! Loved Where She Belongs & looking forward to the next book in the series.  Will definitely track down Courageous Brides too 🙂

  • #10100

    Dee Stevens
    Participant

    I would love to win Where Treasure Hides because
    I have Where She Belongs in my TBR Stack 🙂

  • #10101

    Pam Graber
    Participant

    Johnnie is a new author to me. Thank you for introducing her, Ellie! It’s pretty cool that she writes both historicals and contemporaries.  Would love to get the chance to win these!

  • #10102

    Donna B
    Participant

    I would also like to do some traveling. I would like to someday visit the east coast. Thanks for this interview and giveaway!

  • #10104

    Caryl Kane
    Participant

    Great interview with Johnnie!  I would love to read WHERE TREASURE HIDES.  Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  • #10105

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Thanks so much to everyone who has already read one of my stories and to everyone who wants to! Both Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs mean so much to me.

    For WTH, I got so caught up in the WWII research for loved weaving a story with both courage and tragedy. And though WSB is a contemporary, it let me relive childhood memories.

    Of course, I’m very excited about the upcoming releases and I’m spending a lot of time in Misty Willow as I write the third novel in the series.

    Again, thanks to all of you! You are so important to me.

    Thanks to Ellie, too, for having me as a guest. I appreciate you so much!

  • #10106

    Joan Arning
    Participant

    I don’t believe I’ve read any of your books.  They look good!

  • #10108

    I have added all of these books to my to-read list! I can’t wait!

  • #10109

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Joan, thanks for the compliment. Both of my publishers have done a terrific job of capturing the essence of each novel with their design covers and the story blurb. I’m blessed to have their talents.

    Emilee, thanks for adding my books to your list. I so appreciate it! Please let me know your thoughts once you’ve finished them. Thanks again!

  • #10128

    Trixi O.
    Participant

    Lovely author interview! I have “Where She Belongs” so I’d love to have “Where Treasure Hides”, thank you for the chance!

  • #10131

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Hi, Trixi. Your profile photo is so striking. Thanks for the kind words!

    • #10153

      Trixi O.
      Participant

      Thanks Johnnie! This was taken about 2 years ago with my husband. We live on the Oregon coast & we were staying at a little motel along the Garibaldi Bay about on hour South of us. There’s a nice walkway along the ocean and it was a gorgeous sunset, so I decided to shoot some pictures of it with us in it. Thought it came out pretty good myself 🙂

  • #10151

    Kim Hampton
    Participant

    These books both look fantastic! I would like to know, how did you come up with such different ideas for them?

  • #10193

    Shelia Hall
    Participant

    Sounds like a great book

  • #10200

    Terrill Rosado
    Participant

    Hello Johnnie!  It’s always a pleasure to see a post or interview with you.  I hope that all is going well.  I’m truly happy for all of the wonderful reviews that Where She Belongs has received.  Congrats.  🙂

  • #10202

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Good morning, everyone! The reply feature here isn’t letting me reply, so forgive me for not responding individually.

    Trixi, are the sunsets often that golden? Absolutely breathtaking!

    Hi, Kim. Thanks for asking about the ideas behind the stories. When researching WWII for an unpublished novel, I watched a DVD called The Rape of Europa. It’s about the massive looting of art by the Nazis. That piqued my curiosity so I read the book by the same name plus more books and articles. There’s more to the inspiration story behind Where Treasure Hides, but that was a large part of it.

    Where She Belongs is based on my own love for over a decade. I’d have loved to live there again, but that wasn’t in God’s plan for my life. So I wrote a story about someone who did get to fulfill that dream.

    The novella, The Healing Promise (from the Courageous Brides Collection releasing in July), was sparked by a newspaper article I read in the 1980s. It’s based on the true event of a Ponca Indian father who asked the community of Neligh, Nebraska to care for the grave of his 18-month-old daughter. They have kept that promise all these years. That event stuck with me, and I was thrilled when the opportunity came to finally write about it even if it’s in a fictional way.

  • #10203

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Terrill, it’s so good to “see” you here, too! Yes, WSB is getting great reviews which makes me (and my publisher) so very happy! The feedback has been tremendous. I’m anxious to see what readers will think of Brett’s story. Hope all is well with you!

  • #10204

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Sheila, thank you! These stories have been such a joy–though sometimes a struggle, too–to write. I pray readers find them a joy to read. So glad you stopped in.

  • #10212

    Trixi O.
    Participant

    Johnnie, the sunsets over our ocean are always breath-taking…in my opinion anyway 🙂 I haven’t met one I didn’t like yet! Some have more reds, some have more yellows…guess it depends on how bright it is that day. I hope someday you get to see one over the ocean somewhere 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Trixi O..
  • #10220

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    Trixi, you are so blessed to experience lovely sunsets every day. I lived in Central Florida for awhile so when we were at the beach, we sometimes saw beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Here in Tennessee, the sun sets within the trees. It looks dark from the back porch but if we walk up the hill–well, there’s still sunlight!

  • #10225

    Jasmineflower88
    Participant

    I have been wanting to read Where Treasure Hides since it first came out. It sounds like a wonderful story and has such a dramatic cover.

    Johnnie: I love that you are a classic movie fan! I’m only in my late 20’s but I LOVE classic movies and know more about actors from 60 years ago than I do about today’s actors.

    Blessings! Jasmine

    Check out my book review blog at http://montanamade.weebly.com/tell-tale-book-reviews

    • #10235

      Johnnie Alexander
      Participant

      Jasmine, the cover of Where Treasure Hides is so lovely. I appreciate Kristin Bakken so much for her design.  The characters in Where She Belongs are huge Cary Grant fans–it was so fun to have them talk about a few of my favorite movies. The classics are the BEST!

      Hi, Stephanie. Thanks for the encouragement. I am so thankful for the positive reviews my stories have received. It’s humbling but also gratifying. <smile>

      Hi, Stella! So glad to “bump” into you! I suppose I love both books equally but for different reasons. Where Treasure Hides is grittier than Where She Belongs. War brings more tragedy and heartache than contemporary country living. I hope you get a chance to read both. If you do, please let me know your thoughts.

      Hello, Cataloger. It’s nice to meet someone new! I appreciate these opportunities so much. Wishing you a blessed day!

  • #10229

    Stephanie Carlson
    Participant

    Johnnie is a new author to me.  It was fun “learning” a little bit about her.  Her books look so good and have been getting great reviews.  I’m looking forward to reading them.

    Thank you,

    Stephanie

  • #10230

    Stella Potts
    Participant

    Great interview.  I would love to read either of these books but maybe if I had to make a choice it would be Where She Belongs.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Stella Potts.
  • #10233

    cataloger
    Participant

    Thank you for this chance to learn more about Johnnie. I would be thrilled to win either of these books!

  • #10236

    Johnnie Alexander
    Participant

    I just realized that when I thought I was in the regular comment thread, I was actually in the “reply to Jasmine” thread. My laptop has been acting up, and it’s not been too friendly with this forum.

    While apologizing for the duplication, I’ve copied/pasted my replies to everyone else here. Just want to be sure they aren’t overlooked. (Again, sorry for the confusion.)

    Hi, Stephanie. Thanks for the encouragement. I am so thankful for the positive reviews my stories have received. It’s humbling but also gratifying. <smile>

    Hi, Stella! So glad to “bump” into you! I suppose I love both books equally but for different reasons. Where Treasure Hides is grittier than Where She Belongs. War brings more tragedy and heartache than contemporary country living. I hope you get a chance to read both. If you do, please let me know your thoughts.

    Hello, Cataloger. It’s nice to meet someone new! I appreciate these opportunities so much. Wishing you a blessed day!

  • #10239

    Rita Navarre
    Participant

    I would love to read Where She Belongs..thanks for the giveaway!

  • #10240

    Merry Sunshine
    Participant

    It was nice getting to meet you Johnnie. I like that you have written both historical and contemporary books, both genres which I enjoy reading. How encouraging to see God blessing you in your writing journey. I am sure your alpacas make very interesting pets.

  • #10244

    Lucy Reynolds
    Participant

    Thank you for the chance. Enjoyed the interview and would love to win either book. God bless.

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