Sunny Alexander


My writing career began in sixth grade with an autobiography filled with childhood fantasies and longings.

I fell in love with fiction and began to write short stories and novellas. Distracted from homework, my high school grades suffered and I came close to failing eleventh grade. I am indebted to the Community College system for offering "late bloomers," a second chance.

I don't know why we are chosen to follow a particular path, but follow it I did. I was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1988 and in 1997, received my Ph.D., in Psychoanalysis.

My background as a therapist allows me to write character driven novels that balance humor and tragedy and the interior of the human mind.

My debut novel, FLOWERS FROM IRAQ, is the story of Kathleen Moore, a closeted Army physician who is injured while serving in Iraq. Faced with a life-altering wound and plagued by nightmares, she has to confront her sexuality, her dark childhood memories and open her heart to love.

THE GIRLS, to be published in May, 2013, follows a group of gay women from the 1970s to 2020, a hypothetical future when the United States Senate passes the Freedom to Marry Act.

Wishing you a thought provoking read and a life filled with adventures, love and peace.


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Smashwords book reviews by Sunny Alexander

  • Once Upon a Dragon on July 02, 2012

    This is a delightful story that reminds me of fairy tales from long ago. A lost art rediscovered by Sophia DeLuna. If you want to return to your childhood when you would spend a summer afternoon reading a sweet fantasy story then I encourage you to purchase One Upon a Dragon. I don't know if this is listed under a children's genre, but it would certainly be appropriate for children as there are lessons to be learned about loyalty, love and self-identity.
  • Footprints in the Sand on July 04, 2012

    From the title, Footprints in the Sand, to the end of this short story, I was captured by this sweet love story. Footprints is a wonderful choice when you are looking for a relaxing read. It's the style of story I enjoy when I have break and want to be pleasantly entertained.
  • An Unusual Gift on Oct. 28, 2012

    This is a sweet fantasy tale that is certain to touch your heart. A young girl and a mysterious woman meet on the beach and share their love of seashells. A connection is made that moves through time and space. Another enjoyable story by Ms. DeLuna.