Alex Bailey was a bored writer/editor of documents as monotonous as vacuum cleaner manuals. She left that life behind to create more exciting worlds than the one she lived in, and now writes stories with a splash of magic. When Alex is not writing wild stories about her friend’s future, she tends to her organic garden while belting out show tunes. She also writes children’s books under the name of Hoot N. Holler. Some of her favorite hobbies include: embarrassing her children in public with her rhythmically-challenged dancing, cleaning the small disc around the stopper of the bathroom sink, and dallying.
Please share 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.
- My daughter and I were on a gluten-free diet for years before discovering we didn’t have a gluten intolerance. I had to make everything from scratch, including bread! This was before the GF craze, so there weren’t a ton of GF foods on the store shelves. On the bright side, I’ve got a book full of great recipes that I collected and still use.
- I’m now on a sugar-free diet (mostly).
- Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know. That I think Carol is the most kind and generous person and an awesome author! Loved her book, Wham!
Once Upon a Romance
Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.
When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel’s wish is to ride her mom’s favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas.
But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.
Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?
A heart-warming holiday romance set in “The Most Magical Place On Earth.”getbook.at/Romance
Once Upon a Proposal
Ray and Sophie head back to “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” and this time Ray is bringing their two best friends . . . and a ring!
Having found his true love, Ray is over the moon about his perfect plan to ask Sophie for her hand in marriage. He arranges to return to the place they met, Walt Disney World, with their two best friends, Hyun and Carlos. But when Ray’s proposal attempts are foiled at every turn, he wonders if the universe is against him.
Sophie is concerned about returning to the place that holds so many memories, even though she’d overcome a lot of her issues on her last trip. But when Sophie suspects Ray is going to ask her to marry him, she’s confused about her feelings. Ray is her dream come true, but there’s a reluctance lurking beneath her love that she can’t explain. As the proposal nears, Sophie struggles to discover the source of her hesitation. The last thing she wants to do is hurt the man she loves.
Hyun is a huge Disney fan, and even though she had recently been to “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” she immediately accepts an invitation to return with her best friend, Sophie. When Sophie reveals her proposal apprehension, Hyun fears for Ray’s heart. Hyun will be there for her best friend and hinder Ray’s every attempt to propose, all while avoiding Ray’s inappropriate best friend, Carlos, the beast.
Carlos is almost as big a Disney fan as Hyun, and when he’s invited on a trip to Disney World, he’s thrilled to discover Hyun, the woman of his dreams, is also going. But when Hyun reveals to him that Sophie isn’t ready to accept a proposal, he teams up with Hyun to prevent Ray’s heartbreak. Carlos vows to show Hyun a different side of him and win her heart.
Will any of their dreams come true?
The Future Memoir of Ann Jones
When the perfectly-normal Ann Jones rants on about a bizarre and hauntingly immersive vision into her own future, her best friend, Alex, thinks she may have taken a swig or two.
After her freak encounter, Ann recounts the strange and foreboding glimpse of her future life—one that holds an unanticipated exuberance: her beloved husband dies suddenly (and questionably); she moves to the East Coast; finds love again; joins a peculiar knitting club (full of the strangest assortment of women, none of whom actually knit, but all of whom follow cult-like rules—such as, “What Happens in Knitting Club Stays in Knitting Club”); and becomes deliriously happy.
Her whole recollection leaves Alex’s head spinning with one question—has her friend totally lost it? How could anyone be deliriously happy about joining a knitting club? But when Ann presses Alex for an answer about what to do with this “future life vision experience”, Alex must decide whether this strange anecdote is just a desire to be free from Ann’s humdrum existence or a self-fulfilling prophecy. Should Alex support her friend’s “new life” or warn Ann’s husband about his impending doom . . .
Terror in Boring Town
Twelve-year-old friends, Sam and Rex live in a boring town.
But then mysterious strangers arrive, and the boys’ humdrum summer vacation
turns into the exciting adventure they’ve dreamed about.
When Sam and Rex accuse the strangers of being criminals, no one in the town believes them. The boys draft a plan to prove their suspicions are correct by uncovering the dangerous plot, which involves risking lives.
But will their plan work? Will the boys be able to stop the criminals in time? And whose lives will they be risking to expose the criminals?
For fans of the Hardy Boys, readers will enjoy this modern-day action and adventure, mystery detective book for children ages 9 to 12.
1st Place Winner for Mystery in the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
Honorable Mention for Middle Grade Fiction in the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
Winner of the 2018 Moonbeam Bronze Medal Children’s Book Award