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Alexandra Monir
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Alexandra Monir is an author and recording artist. Girl in the Picture is her upcoming fourth novel, publishing on November 15, 2016. Her debut was the popular time-travel romance, Timeless. Alexandra currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is at work on her next novel, The Final Six, for which film rights have already been acquired by Sony Pictures. Her music can be found on iTunes, and you can visit her website at www.alexandramonir.com. Follow Alexandra @TimelessAlex.

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Smiling in the Face of Adversity: The Paula Hickey Story

(8) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 1:17 PM

What would you do if your life was a series of battles to be fought, between you and your body? How would you handle the crushing weight of a prognosis that threatens to separate you from your peers, that seems intent on holding you back from your dreams? Human nature...

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My Top Five Mystery Reads

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 9:32 AM

After spending this past weekend discussing what makes a truly great mystery novel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, I found myself analyzing my favorites. Why did these particular books have such a hold on my imagination? How did they keep me guessing, and why were they so impossible to...

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A Mentor Is a Girl's Best Friend

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 3:57 PM

A couple months ago, I had the surreal experience of walking into a Manhattan Barnes & Noble and finding my second novel, Timekeeper, on the Teen New Releases shelf along with Kirsten Smith's second book, Trinkets. Seeing your book on the shelf is a pinch-me moment no matter how you...

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The Phenomenon of Paranormal YA

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 4:08 PM

When Stephen King came up with his first great idea, his debut novel Carrie, he paved the way for many of us YA authors through his realization that nothing fits supernatural phenomena quite like adolescence. Everything changes so rapidly in our teen years, from our bodies to our emotions, who...

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Time Travel and Goal-Setting Go Together Like PB&J

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:42 PM

If you had the opportunity to see your own future, would you take it? This is a question I wrestled with a lot while writing my YA novels, Timeless and Timekeeper (Random House), which tell the story of a girl who can travel back and forth through time --...

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Love-Hating Valentine's Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 12:48 PM

Why is it that Valentine's Day has become the much-scorned "ugly stepsister" of all the holidays? Most of us loathe V-Day when we're single and then roll our eyes over it when we're coupled up. I remember the days when February 14th was something I'd look forward to with butterflies...

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My Top Five Teen Reads

(8) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 11:27 AM

As a YA author, I'm often asked about my influences and which books I grew up reading -- or, in my case, devouring! Growing up, I was just about the biggest bookworm you could imagine. In elementary school, my idea of a playdate was scoping out my friends' bookshelves and...

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