How do we rightfully begin? My name is Alexandra VanHorn but you can call me Al (I'm serious) and I am an author - or at least I'm trying to be. Ever since I was very young I have had a burning passion for storytelling. I am determined to finally let my dream of being published become a reality. You can follow that journey here. I promise there will be lots of puppy pictures, coffee, and tears.
I am married to the love of my life who is also named Alex (again, I'm serious) and we have a dog named Willie who is my writing companion/foot warmer. I have a teapot collection. My favorite color is every shade of autumn. I'm part Wednesday Adams and part Rapunzel from Tangled. My writing tends to focus on weird people doing weird things with twists of the paranormal and magical. My goal is to have an agent by the end of 2017! Will I succeed? We will find out!
I host a writing discussion on Twitter called #WritersPatchevery Sunday at 10 a.m. CST! We take a break from writing to reflect on our techniques and give fellow writers much needed encouragement! Follow me on Twitter and join in the discussion! Let your writing grow!
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