I've been a self-employed working novelist for the past twenty years. Thanks to e-publishing, my titles are for sale all over the world, and so far, in English, Spanish and German.
I also make jewelry and I'm a fine needlework artist, specializing in embroidery, thread crochet, and sewing. I love to cook, read, entertain friends, decorate, and pursue various crafts.
I live in the Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River, still within 10 miles of my old high school. I have one Great Pyrenees dog and an old girl I rescued from the shelter who's kind of blind and a little hard of hearing, and one cat. My chickens all went to that great coop in the sky so replacements will be in the offing after we reinforce their worldly coop here in February. My hours are kind of goofy--I'm just not a morning person and tend to be up late when the rest of the world is sleeping--and QUIET. No phones, faxes, distractions. Just the kids and me, candles burning, and the elevator music coming out of my iPod.
Before I made the leap to full-time writer, I spent about 12 years working for consulting civil engineers. Riprap, anyone? How about a nice detention pond?
Where to find Alexis Harrington online
La Señora Harper
Con devastadora humillación, Melissa Logan presenció con un horror mudo como su marido la vendía para pagar una deuda.
Dylan Harper quería sus 1.200 dólares, no una mujer. Pero temiendo que si no aceptaba la oferta de Coy Logan, otra persona lo haría.
Spinster Leah Whitman, her sister Bethany, and Austin Ryder, the earthy gunsmith who rents the other half of her building--surprises await all of them in this short novel about Midsummer's Eve magic, moonlight, and true love.
After dispatching his sister’s murderer, bounty hunter Jace Rankin is hired by skinny youth Kyle Springer to help regain his ranch from vigilantes. Along the way Jace learns that Kyle is really Kyla, the young widow of an old friend. She wants revenge for the murder of her husband. Jace hopes that helping her will atone for a critical error he made years earlier. Neither expects to fall in love.
Melissa Logan stood by in horror as her husband sold her to pay a debt. She knew that marrying Coy Logan to escape her drunken father and brothers had been a huge mistake. Coy dragged her to Dawson to join the Yukon gold rush. Now penniless and with a baby she “belonged” to Dylan Harper, a man said to have a heart of stone and a knife under his store counter that he wielded without hesitation.
A Taste of Heaven
Libby Ross came to the wilderness of Montana as a mail-order bride, only to discover the lies her would-be husband had told her. Penniless after his death, she finds work as a cook at the Lodestar Ranch and its gruff, unpleasant owner, Tyler Hollins. But time and circumstances reveal his soul to be as wounded as her own. They could fight each other, or they could fight for their dreams together.
A Light For My Love
China Sullivan has lost both her parents and her brothers, and is struggling to survive by renting out rooms in her formerly grand home.
Jake Chastaine is the man that China spurned years earlier--he was a dangerous, womanizing lay-about. He's back now to show everyone that he isn't the failure they had predicted, including her . . .
The Irish Bride
Farrell Kirwan is in love with Liam O’Rourke, not his wild, womanizing brother Aidan. But when a catastrophe strikes their families, she is forced to wed Aidan and flee Ireland with him on a ship bound for America. But their foe follows them across the world, threatening to destroy everything they’ve built, unless they can forge their two hearts and fight with the power of a united love.
The Bridal Veil
Emily Cannon is not the mail-order bride Luke Becker sent for. The tall, plain teacher has come to Oregon with the veil and gown her sister was to have worn to marry Luke.
Widower Luke Becker needs a mother for his young daughter. He accepts Emily as his wife or his girl's sake but offers only his name and shelter to the proud, vulnerable stand-in.
Montana Born and Bred
Sarah Kincade is in trouble and has tried to escape it in Lame Horse, Montana with her infant son. Her past is quick to follow, bringing danger to her with Zach Garrett. He'll take any job, no matter how unsavory. Now Garrett has been hired to deliver her baby to the powerful family that has claimed him as theirs. But Sarah's fury begins to fade as her captor reveals a soul as crushed as her own.
Althea Ford needs help with her rundown farm where she lives with her invalid sister, carrying the burden of her father's deathbed demand. The town sheriff delivers the local drunk to fill that need. Jeff Hicks, once the sheriff himself, has let his past overtake him. Together, Jeff and Allie discover that love might heal their old wounds. But spiteful enemies are determined to keep them apart.
Chloe Maitland lives in a dying Oregon mining town and has given up her girlish dreams of love and marriage. What she needs is a man to answer her advertisement for a blacksmith to work in her shop and help save her home from foreclosure. Instead she gets Travis McGuire, an exhausted stranger who collapses in her yard, looking like the devil himself, and proves to be far more dangerous.