Andrea McAlpine was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She currently resides in Mesa, AZ with her two teenagers (Kenidee, 18 yrs old and Peyton, 14 yrs old).
While living in Reno, NV between 2006 and 2012, Andrea came up with the idea for her first novel...'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 you're 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 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 credits her late grandfather, Donald Zeeff, and her mother, Jana McAlpine, for exciting this passion of writing in her and allowing her to explore her imagination and talent freely as a child.
For now, Andrea is enjoying her time with her kids, working as an Office Manager at an Electrical Testing firm, and working on a new book...currently titled 'The Singer': A coming-of-age story about two children learning about life together and forming a bond tighter than even they can imagine. Through complications of relationships, everyday struggles, and short-lived fame the pair discover where home truly is.
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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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