Tuesday, June 7, 2022

School Daze

Finding just the right author and the right book can often be a challenge to any reader. Don't we all go though the bookshelves at our favorite library or bookstore, or stop by the book section in the big box stores just looking for something new to read as well as new authors to discover? This is why I enjoy interviewing authors and introducing authors in My Writing Corner. Every week brings a new author with a new book.

Today's guest is author Patricia McAlexander. She tells us that she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of New York at Albany, a master's from Columbia University and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in English.

After moving to Athens, Georgia, she taught composition and literature at the University of Georgia. Now retired, Patricia has edited local newsletters and enjoys hiking, travel and photography. However, she says most of all, she enjoys thriller romances. Her book, Stranger in the Storm is set in upstate New York. Shadows of Doubt and the book, The Student in Classroom 6 (2022) is set in Athens, Georgia. She and her husband, Hubert, also a retired UGA professor have one son.

Patricia's latest book,  The Student in Classroom 6 has just been released.

Let's get a blurb:

Although a faculty member has been killed on campus and the murderer is still at large, English instructor Katherine Holiday never suspects the criminal might be one of her students. In fact, there’s a man in her adult evening class she wishes she could know better.

Seeing no need for a college degree, Tyler McHenry, a partner in his father’s successful tree service, writes fiction for his own pleasure. No one at the University needs to know his personal reasons for enrolling in a first-year composition course. Still, he finds himself fascinated by the pretty teacher, who believes his writing should be published. 

Sounds intriguing! How about an excerpt?

“You know, Ms. Holiday,” Tyler said as he walked with her back to her porch, “it was against regulations to bring you up in the bucket. Only accredited personnel are supposed to go up.” He paused. “Just like it’s probably against regulations for University instructors to get too friendly with students in their class.”

 “It is,” she said, feeling somehow bold. “But if you can break a rule, I can. Would you like to come in for a beer?”

“That may not be so wise. I am an owner of this tree business and an owner of the bucket truck. I was not worried about breaking that rule tonight. I knew it was safe for you when I brought you up in the bucket. That is not the way it is with you and the University.  And you don’t know—” he hesitated.

“Know what?”

He smiled a little, as if joking. “Whether you’d be safe alone in your house with me.” 


Would you like like to read more? You'll need to get the book! Here is the information for Patricia as well as the buy links for her new release:


Facebook: facebook.com/patriciamcalexanderwriter/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PatMcAlexWriter 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/patriciamcalexander/




Barnes and Noble (includes Nook):  


i-books: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781509241767

Thank you, Patricia, for being my guest today.  Any comments or questions for Patricia?

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