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Born and raised in Boston, Ann Alexandra has been a long-time resident of Northern Virginia.  She loves animals, in general, and dotes on her cats.  She loves music, and all related activities such as dancing and singing.  Most importantly, she is passionate about reading.  “Growing up, I made weekly visits to the city library.  I believe I read, over the years, just about every mystery and romance–as well as many of the classics–on the shelves of what was a rather large public library!” she explained.  “My mother introduced me to the joys of reading–she would tell me how, growing up during the height of the Depression, she could explore the world and embark on all kinds of adventures—just by opening a book!”  Ms. Alexandra dedicated her first novel, Secret Lives, to her Mother, ‘In Loving Memory’, whom she describes as her “best friend” for all of her life.  Ann Alexandra received her Bachelor’s Degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations.  She worked in the Legislative side of government at both the state and federal levels, researching and writing analyses of laws and government programs.  She is a member of RWA, VRW, VWC, The Writer’s Center, and Write by the Rails.

Genre: Romance

“Anonymous” just handed Jack Amory the most explosive story of the election season. But how can he discover if the story is true…or false? If he breaks this story, his name and political blog will gain household recognition. But it’s a story that will destroy the career of a prominent, and highly respected, elected official running for higher office. And if it’s not true, his own professional reputation will be forever scarred. Jack’s search for the truth brings him into headlong confrontation with Elaine Kent, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Congresswoman being targeted. Can two people at odds with each other find the answers they need to prevent a political catastrophe, and unmask the antagonist? In their desperation to learn the truth, will their mutual attraction be able to flourish into a lasting bond? But the truth they seek lay hidden…eluding them both. Will they discover, together, the key that unlocks the door to the truth? And if they do, what truths will they uncover about each other?

Secret Lives
Genre: Romance

The Romance they never expected…
The Love that binds their souls…
The Danger that threatens to destroy
them both…
Ace negotiator Jillian Harper can’t understand why she’s been shipped off to Miami for a cultural convention, just as hemisphere-wide negotiations to fight drug trafficking reach a critical climax. The mystery deepens when her quaint taxi driver delivers her–not to the hotel where the convention will be held–but to the estate of prominent financier Blake Crawford. It takes all her diplomatic skills–and courage–to navigate the tumultuous events that follow when Blake introduces Jillian as his fiancé, announcing they will be married in ten days. Jillian, knowing she has never met Blake, soon learns that the “Secret Lives” of others, including Blake, will determine if she lives or dies–and to live, she must embrace a secret life of her own. As she navigates these uncharted waters, can Jillian survive an earth-shattering betrayal of trust–and the discovery of a deep, and powerful, love that may ask her to sacrifice her own life to protect the man she loves? “Secret Lives” is a Red Ribbon winner in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards, a Second Place winner in the 2015 Book Buyers Best Awards, and a Fourth Place winner—“Outstanding Novel”—in the 2015 Peoples Choice Award!