Thank you for taking some down time and spending it with us. Let’s start this off with a beverage. We have coffee, tea, some sort of juice (I think it’s been in here a few weeks) and soda. What would you like?
Lexi: Thank you for having me!! I would love some coffee with some sugar and fat free creamer. Mmmm. Thank you.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Lexi: Let’s see, my favorite foods are Mexican and Indian, I’m terrified to swim in the ocean, and I would love to live someplace with lots of snow. I want a snowmobile. J Although, convincing my husband to move to a cold location maybe a little difficult.
When you received news that your manuscript had been accepted what were the first words that fell from your mouth?
Lexi: “Oh my God! They took it.” Alpha Trine is very different, so I was stoked the manuscript was accepted.
What forces brought you over to the MM Genre and what made you want to write it?
Lexi: I used to read a lot of ménage, MFM. I always thought it strange that two men were so focused on the woman. They would be best friends with this unshakeable bond and yet never touch each other sexually. When I finally found my first MMF ménage I loved it—and wondered why the female was necessary. After that, the search was on for a romance that didn’t include a woman.
Would you care for some cookies? We have chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal with or without raisins and a package of mystery ones. We have cake too. Your choice.
Lexi: Oh! Oh! Oh! Can I have a slice of Black Forest cake? That would be so awesome!
How many hours a day do you spending writing?
Lexi: It varies. If I’m on a roll then I can spend upwards to 12 to 16 hours. On average, around 8 hours and on my really slow days about 5.
Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?
Lexi: Well, the first draft is always hand written. At about 10k I’ll type it up but revise as I go before I write the next section.
When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?
Lexi: Both, it depends on the story. On longer stories or series, I’ll keep a loose outline of what needs to be accomplished but I don’t outline each chapter.
Of your characters do you have a favorite and why?
Lexi: Believe it or not, in Alpha Trine the geeky side of my loves a side character, the Orion named Rhee. He’s not even remotely humanoid but sort of like an armor plated octopus. A serious badass. If I thought anyone would be interested, I would write him a romance. But I acknowledge the fact I’m probably the only one who likes Rhee that much. Now, the romantic human in me adores Zeus. He’s a different species from his family and his people but he loves them completely. He’s a man of honor who isn’t afraid to lay his life on the line. When he chooses to love, he loves completely.
Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?
Lexi: I haven’t suffered writer’s block, so far. On the other hand writer ADD…
Do you have a particular spot in your house that you call your comfy zone? (The place where you write.)
Lexi: The big chair in the loft is my favorite place. My husband calls it “the nest”.
When you’re in the mindset to write, do you put a sign up that warns others not to disturb you while at work?
Lexi: No, I just snarl when the husband asks the same question three times in a row because I didn’t answer.
How would you describe your sense of humor? Who and what makes you laugh?
Lexi: Oh, my sense of humor. It’s all over the place from dark and morbid to Monty Python puns.
What is the most frequently asked Lexi question?
Lexi: I don’t know. The one that pops in my mind is, “When is the next one coming out?”
What are you working on now?
Lexi: Freebie for GoodReads LHNB event of a historical Scottish laird and book two in the Valespian Pact, Striker.
Writing is obviously not just how you make your living, but your life-style as well. What do you do to keep the creative “spark” alive – both in your work and out of it?
Lexi: Coffee table books. I’m obsessed with the oversized books with topics that range from lost civilizations, obscure mythologies and legends, or source books. I also read outside my genre, usually non-romantic urban fantasy.
What kind of books do you like to read outside of the MM Genre?
Lexi: Jim Butcher’s Dresden Series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series, some Dean Koontz or Jamie Hoag to name a few.
Pick one: Scientist, Astronaut, Retail, or Horse Trainer-
Lexi: Horse Trainer
Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?
Lexi: Reading and gardening
Any special projects coming out soon we should watch for?
Lexi: Working on a new idea, Druids of Sanctuary, an alternate universe urban fantasy. I’m also working on the world my short story, The Awakening of Amanra, is based in.
Can you please tell us where we can find you on the Internet?
It was a pleasure having you here with us today. Please come by and let us know how you’re doing from time to time. Thanks!!