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Author Lyndi Alexander is up! Her character, Bee Warrick, comes from the YA fantasy, The Lost Chord.

Clutching her crystal ball-music box, Bee Warrick steps cautiously into the ballroom. She winces at the volume of the music and takes a moment to calm herself. “It looks like fairyland,” she whispers to herself. She watches the patterns develop as dancers in pairs swirl around the floor, and finally catches the rhythm of the music. Its joy makes her smile, and she continues inside to join the party.


Character Questions

Who are the most dangerous people in your world? I think fathers are. They hurt people. My father always takes my brother to visit and never me.

Tell us about the greatest mystery in your world. People are. They say they don’t understand autism. I don’t know what is autism — I am not a thing that starts with A. I am a girl. I don’t know how I cross dimensions. It is just the music. One minute I am at home, and then I am in some other world. Maybe some people think that is magic. But I travel with six friends from different dimensions, and we are good people.

Author Questions

How do you handle multiple points of view in a story? I grew up on TV shows with large ensemble casts, and I love to tell a story the same way. I separate narration by chapters, because I feel that’s less confusing for the reader. It adds depth to the story, trying to keep track of who knows what, and what the consequences will be.

When did you know you are a writer? When I was 8 years old and wrote my first story, about how my cat caught and killed a rabbit. Fortunately, most of my current stories are less tragic.


The Lost Chord

A poisonous wave is spreading disease and discord across the eleven known universes. Seven special people, known as Keys, must strike the Lost Chord in order to restore the balance. Among those Keys is Bee Warrick, an autistic teenager from Earth who has traveled between the realms for years without realizing it. Can Bee help the Conductor find the other Keys before a bitter enemy strikes the wrong chord and shatters the universes?

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About Lyndi Alexander

Lyndi Alexander dreamed for many years of being a spaceship captain, but settled instead for inspired excursions into fictional places with fascinating companions from her imagination that she likes to share with others. She has been a published writer for over thirty years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at a newspaper in Homestead, Florida. Her list of publications is eclectic, from science fiction to romance to horror, from tech reporting to television reviews.

She’s a single mother of seven with two children on the autism spectrum, a quilter, a gardener, and woman of all trades. When she has time, she blogs on a variety of subjects, including autism, science fiction and life at http://awalkabout.wordpress.com

Even the loneliest heart can’t withstand the power of magic.
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Lyndi Alexander joins us with her character Daven Talvi, from her urban fantasy series, Clan Elves of the Bitterroot.

Daven Talvi paused on the uppermost step, surveying the crowded room before him. The music was beautiful, but too loud. His mountain forests were quiet, filled with natural sounds. But he’d lost his chance at the hand of the young elf queen. He’d lost his mate. He was lonely. He’d accepted the invitation to the ball in hopes of lifting his spirits and, if he was very lucky, to find a new partner to share his years. He straightened his dark green cape and proceeded down the stairs, asking the first single lady he found to dance.


Character Questions

Are you an insider or an outsider in your homeland? Interesting question, and I’m not sure how to answer. My people are wood elves living in the forests of Montana. A war 25 human years ago forced our clan to make some difficult choices. I was specially chosen to go into a suspended state, with a number of brethren, to await a better time. During this time, I lost my mate and missed watching my son grow to adulthood. Now that I have been revived, I’m the same age as my son and his friends, which is very awkward for us. The world now is very different than it was, so I feel like an outsider a lot of the time.

What kind of house do you live in? Our clan doesn’t live in “houses,” as you humans think of it. We have constructed magical platforms in the forest, high above the ground, where our families live in communal happiness. The branches shelter us from the elements, and the platforms and supports are not visible to anyone not tuned to elven magic. So, if you’re walking in the woods one day and think you hear a bit of conversation, or childish laughter—you may be in clan territory!

Author Questions

Fantasy has many genres. How did you choose yours? I didn’t really “choose” urban fantasy. I tend to begin with a story idea—in this case, what happens when a cynical barista finds a glass slipper on the sidewalk and her friend dares her to try it on—and then since it was fantasy set in modern times in Missoula, Montana, voila! Urban fantasy.

Do you have a regular critique group, and how do you connect with them? For many years, I was a member of Pennwriters, a supportive authors’ group in PA. Our local Erie group was called Fellowship of the Quill, meeting weekly for coffee and critiques. These amazing folks helped me launch a dozen books over the 1990s and 2000s. Then I moved to Asheville, NC, and lost touch with them, and writing came very slowly. Last year—and this is the only good thing that came of 2020 for me—they went to a ZOOM format, and I could once again connect with them. Since then, I’ve finished three manuscripts, two of which are published and one awaiting contract. The group is so good because members come from various professions, like lawyers, police, teachers, etc., and so not only do we get input on our writing, but also can ask questions on facts and how-does-this-happen? Sort of things. They’re going back to meeting in person this summer, but hope to incorporate a ZOOM component into their live meetings so we can all continue to share.


The Elf Queen

When Jelani tries on a real glass slipper left lying on the sidewalk, it splits in half and out pours dozens of two-inch high creatures who scurry away into the shadows. As if that’s not bizarre enough, she is soon approached by two men claiming (of all things) to be elves who need her help to rescue their queen.

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About the Author

Lyndi Alexander dreamed for many years of being a spaceship captain, but settled instead for inspired excursions into fictional places with fascinating companions from her imagination that she likes to share with others. She has been a published writer for over thirty years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at a newspaper in Homestead, Florida. Her list of publications is eclectic, from science fiction to romance to horror, from tech reporting to television reviews. She’s a single mother of seven with two children on the autism spectrum, a quilter, a gardener, and woman of all trades. When she has time, she blogs on a variety of subjects, including autism, science fiction and life at http://awalkabout.wordpress.com



Have you read one of my books? Then it would be great for you to leave a review! Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about me and my work, check out my websiteFacebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

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