Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alexa Martin--Author of GIRL WONDER

"It's not what you do. It's who you are and how you treat people that really matters." -Alexa

Earlier this month I spent a fun evening with this lovely debut author at an event at Village Books in Bellingham, WA.

It didn't take me long to figure out that Alexa is an outstanding human being with a lot of heart.

I am delighted to be able to share a few of her thoughts with you here.

For more information about Alexa and her debut novel, GIRL WONDER go to Alexa's Website
On Writing 

Favorite thing about writing a first draft:
Best thing about writing for kids and/or teens:
Getting to feel like a teen
Favorite word:
One word that describes your path to publication:
If I could have two dream careers, I’d be an author and a:
Professional Trail Runner

On Life 

If I could snap my fingers and solve one of the problems here on earth, it would be:
Affordable health care
One question I wish I had a definitive answer to:
Why can't I ever get the auto sinks/hand-dryers to work?
Best thing about being a child:
No responsibility
Worst thing about being a child:
No power
Best thing about being a teenager:
Everything feels so intense
Worst thing about being a teenager:
Everything feels so intense
Most memorable teen moment:
Ripping up my high school physics book upon graduation
A quote I live by:
"Only connect." -E.M. Forster
My dream vacation:
The Outer Banks of North Carolina

In My Perfect World… 

Everyone would get hugs and compliments at least once a week. There would be an abundance of affordable health care and community spirit. No one would be deprived of love and compassion. Every child would have loving parents and great friends. No one would ever put another person down. Cute clothes from Anthropologie would be free for everyone. 


  1. Congratulations, Alexa!! And amen to free clothes from Anthropologie... deep contented sigh.

  2. Congrats, Alexa, on your debut. I have Girl Wonder and can't wait to read it.

    I loved reading this and getting to know more about the author.

  3. Medeia--will be watching for your debut this summer!

  4. Fun post, Angelina and Alexa!

    Alexa, I enjoyed reading your answers. Wow, a professional trail runner! That's cool. Congrats on your debut!

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