I started my Alex McKenna journey nearly five years ago. From conception, until the first book was written, contracted, and published, I knew there'd be an ending. I've been quietly celebrating the day that Alex would be released from my day to day and become complete.
Now don't misunderstand, I've loved every minute of this journey and feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to breath life into a character that means so much to me. Thank you to The Parliament House, without you there'd be no series and Alex's voice would've never been raised to the level it has. You understand who he is and what he means, and that's a priceless gift to give an author.
In the past, I hadn't signed a contract for books before they were written and that was a bit scary. The constant doubt and struggle to perform equally as good or if not better than the last book, was a learning experience. I'd been with a few publishers before and had written twelve books, but none of them came after I signed on the dotted line. It was a learning experience I feel has made me grown as a writer.
As my career and journey continues I think I'll set aside creating any new series for now, and focus on a few standalones I have waiting in the wings. Change can be daunting, but also it can be like oxygen to a stifled mind. I'm excited to see where this is all headed. I've got some more time with Alex while we finish edits on book 3 and begin the process with book 4, and I'll treasure every moment. For he is the voice I'll hold forever in my heart because only he truly knows what his birth has meant to me.
Please check out Alex's latest adventure Alex McKenna & The Academy of Souls, and coming December 2021, Alex McKenna & A Winter's Night.
His psychic powers were growing and he was learning more and more about his family’s ability as Strega witches. Yup…things were good.
Until the night it all fell to pieces.