Interview with Alexia Isaak

What are you working on next?
I'm working on a historical romance called Tango on the Heart. It is a story about an Argentine tango dancer oppressed by a family legacy that left her betrothed to the neighboring rancher's son. Her character arc is coward to courage. However, no one knows she was molested by her betrothed's father making her both fear and despise their family. With only three months to go until her wedding, all she can think of is how to escape. Then, she meets a Greek merchant marine enters the picture. He sees the heroine dancing and is so drawn by her, that when her brother invites him to work on their ranch, he jumps ship to be near her.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite Authors are Diana Gabledon, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lori Foster, Sylvia Day, Karen Rose, Jonathan Franzen, Stephen King, Maud Montgomery, and more.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm grateful to be alive and that I can experience life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time writing on my bed or at my desk. This leads to research on historical things like fashion, home decor, hairstyles, culture, furniture, technology and city development. This inevitably leads me to track my findings on Pinterest. You can find my Pinterest page here (http://www.pinterest.com/AlexiaIsaak/). Then, I love to share Pins to my Facebook page. It's a fully engaging process. In the meantime I pour into my novel themed playlist and books by other authors I love.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I take recommendations from other authors. I look up genres and subject matter I'm curious about. I browse through Audible and take recommendations from sites.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
NO. I'm sure it was an assignment in grade school. I didn't find my passion for writing until I was in my 30's, but I also discovered my writing has depth because of life experiences.
What is your writing process?
I tend to see a scene in my head that won't go away unti lI put it down. this happens while I think of the plot. Then I link them together.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was the Trumpet of the Swan. I was my introduction to imagination and romance. My mother always read me fairy tales when I was young, and I still have that book so I can share it with my little girl some day.
How do you approach cover design?
I wait until the book is fully baked and work with the team to find something that works. Then I beta test it with the people I am closest too. Maybe in the future, I'll use social media to get fan feedback if it is an option.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love romance, psychological, historical, war, and any book with a strong heroine. I'm obviously a fan of non-fiction books since I wrote one, because they help me grow as a person and as a writer. I like consuming books from most genres because they help me have a 360 degree view of writing.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read whatever I'm most interested in at the time for pleasure.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire. I opted out of tablets because I would get lost in the internet. Using the kindle forces me to stick to my books when I'm not around Wi-Fi.
Published 2014-08-05.
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Views from the 13th Floor:explores a young woman’s professional journey through corporate America via sessions held with her mentor, Rhonda Shasteen. Ms. Shasteen achieved executive status at Mary Kay Inc. over a period of 25 years beginning her career as a secretary and graduating as Chief Marketing Officer.