Contact info and FAQ

White Rose in Profile

White Rose in Profile

Who am I? I am a British author, reader and lazy person. I occasionally try my hand at photography with mixed results. My hobbies include sleeping, reading, the theatre and movies, nature and natural history and history. I have a background in history and sociology with a diploma in Classical Studies and  BA in Politics and Sociology.

What are my likes and dislikes? I like animals, especially monkeys and birds, and natural places, books, imaginary worlds and food. I dislike idiocy, bigotry, and small-mindedness. I am rather a chaotic spirit and I tend not to like pointless rules or conformity.

I also do not like clowns… clowns are evil. So are dolls…

What do I write? I am a self published author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles series of adult dark fantasy/ fantasy romance and erotica the details of which can be found on the Light Beyond the Storm pages.  I also write fantasy short stories and poetry, much of which has been published in various anthologies, including the award winning Splendid Salmagundi and the charity anthology Nine Heroes, with some of the brightest lights in fantasy writing at the moment. I also have the Tales of Erana series of short stories. All the information and links can be found on the pages here.

There is also a collection of erotica short stories which may one day see the light of day. I also have folders of fanfic – mainly about the Phantom of the Opera, which I have loved since I saw the London show way back in 1987 and I was very privileged to work backstage on the touring show for a while which a very happy time.

Always being a creative sort I like to make up new worlds and new people. Imaginary friends are a part of a writer’s life, which is just as well…

What do I read? Like many writers I enjoy reading and have done for as long as I can remember.  I read mostly for pleasure these days but also read non fiction books, mainly true crime, history or natural history for research and interest. Fiction-wise I like fantasy, historical romance, classics, sci-fi, crime and mystery, historical fiction etc.

My favourite authors include Tolkien, Pratchett, Janet Morris, Alexandre Dumas, Gaston Leroux, Ellis Peters, Colin Wilson, Daniel Defoe, Victor Hugo and HG Wells.

What to do if you would like to contact me – including guest posts, interviews and such like please use the form below or contact me via facebook, Goodreads or email.

The Facebook page for the interviews is Erana Author Promotional Services

I can be found bothering Facebook on the following page and on googleplus


If you prefer a more direct approach and you are a Goodreads member I can be found here: although I do not check this regularly.

Twitter @libraryoferana

email –

Author pages



12 thoughts on “Contact info and FAQ”

  1. Hey Alexandra,

    One of the other authors I follow has started a new way to try and get authors connected with each other, and the idea is to post a blog with 5 links to other author blogs, including the one who introduced you to it. I just wanted to let you know that yours is one of the blogs I’m linking to.

    Thanks, Rob

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  2. Oh what a good idea:) I shall look into it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi there! You may have noticed that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. I did so because I really enjoy reading your posts. You can see my post about the award (which is pretty much a pat on the back) here: I think you’re fantastic!


  4. Hi, I have a fantasy novel out in November called Firebolt. I would love if you can do an author interview. That is if you would like, in January. I’m setting up my own virtual tour, and I would like to add your blog as one of my stops where you can do any kind of post on me, or my novel. I like the sound of your interviews. It’s really awesome to see what readers like in stories and it gives me another perspective seeing it from their eyes.

    Thanks so much for doing this, and good luck with that award.
    If you like to participate, you can find me at or Yes, I’m a fellow book lover blogger.

    Take care,


  5. Thanks for following my blog, hope it inspires you!


  6. Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for following. Your support is greatly appreciated, Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂



  7. I mentioned your blog in reference to Liebster Blogging Award. Check out the post and participate as much as you like. No obligations from my end.

    Thank you for your work and time!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Hello, good to see an active connection of authors helping each other out. I was curious if you might point me in the right direction to find a reviewer to tackle a short story i’ve published on amazon kindle. I should have done an advanced reader request before publishing, but i’m new to this crazy world of self-publishing. Anyways, any direction would help.


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    • Goodreads has various read and review groups. They do often expect a free copy for review and they will tell you what is what but that might be a good place to start. What genre is it? If it is fantasy I can point you at some friendly facebook groups. Reviews can be tricky to get, and aren’t always favourable, of course but plenty of books sell without many. You could check your local area for readers’ or writers’ groups.
      I’d say Goodreads is a must, although do make sure you check the individual group rules on promotion.
      Hope this helps.


  9. Congratulations! I’ve nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award. To find out how it works, check out my blog post –


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