Andrea McAlpine was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She lived in Reno, Nevada with her two children, a now 16 year old daughter, Kenidee, and an almost 13 year old son, Peyton, from 2005 until 2012. While living in Reno, Andrea came up with the idea to write her first novel, There's NO Crying Allowed in Life.
'I was driving to work, listening to a song by one of my favorite artists, Heather Combs, when the idea came to me. The song dealt with letting go of the one you love, being more invested in a relationship than the one your with, and doing things in the name of love that you wouldn't normally do. I had so many questions about this "couple" and I just HAD to write their story. It sounded so close to many of my own relationships and those of my friends.'
Over the years, Andrea McAlpine has won a handful awards for her writing and was featured in the Who's Who of American Writers publication. She grew up as a child with an over-active imagination and an often too-large for life love of writing and reading. She currently resides in Mesa, Arizona near her mother, Jana, and with her two children. She credits her late grandfather, Donald Zeeff, and her mother for exciting this passion of writing in her and allowing her to explore her imagination and talent freely as a child.
She is currently working on a new book, Life Altered, that focuses on a man building a relationship with the daughter he never knew existed and discovering the strength and love, in himself, for those around him.
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VideosThe song behind my book-There's NO Crying Allowed in Life
While I was driving to work one day, I was listening to one of my favorite musicians...Heather Combs. I was so inspired by her song, Fly. It spoke about letting go of the one you love, about being more invested in the relationship than the other person, about doing things that you wouldn't normally do in the name of love and how fast life changes and love changes. I decided then and there that I just HAD to write "this couples" story. Please enjoy this song...my muse.
There's NO Crying Allowed in Life - II Edition
by Andrea McAlpine
What if you had to make a decision that would affect your life and the life of the one you love?After marrying her high school sweetheart and bearing his children,Laci,soon discovers that letting go is sometimes the best remedy for a situation.Through unfathomable events and the loss of herself,she learns to move on.Will it be enough?Will she find the happiness she has always been searching for?
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