Storm over Babylon

Storms Over Babylon

The Time for Alexander Series Book 4

From the scorching plains of Persia to the opulent city of Babylon, Ashley and Alexander continue their sensuous and passionate journey through history.

Alexander the Great is now king of Persia and Greece – but his reign will be short.

Time-travelling Ashley knows when her husband will die. She’s determined to cheat Fate and save Alexander and her children, even if it brings the gates of time crashing down.

Following Alexander on a tour of his new kingdom, she plans her moves and bides her time. She must, however, convince Alexander to abandon his crown and his kingdom.

 

Author Q&A

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I was really excited to hear more about Jennifer on this fourth book!!! of the series!

Q1: What inspired you to write Storms of Babylon?

Storms Over Babylon is the 4th book in the Time for Alexander series. It’s the pivotal part of the series, where the actual history of Alexander the Great comes to an end. Alexander, as everyone knows, died in Babylon, leaving his kingdom with no heir. The resulting wars split Asia apart. But since my book is science fiction, things don’t quite go as planned.

Q2: Who would you want to play the main characters in your book if your novel was optioned for tv / film?

I think that Sophie Turner would do very well – she has that icy cold stare that would do well for Ashley!

Q3: How many rejections did you get before you got a publishing deal?

A ton – so many I could have wall-papered my bedroom. Now, that would have been depressing! Luckily I’m a pick-yourself-up and get-on-with-it type of person.

Q4: How did you deal with them when you started out?

Was sad for a day or two, then got back to writing and sending queries. Life is too short for dwelling on things you can’t change.

Q5: Which authors inspired you to write?

Ray Bradbury, Diana Gabaldon (of course!), and Dorothy Dunnett.

Q6: What are your writing routines?

Routines are for sissies ! – (just kidding) – my routine is getting enough coffee to keep me wired, making sure nothing is going to burn in the oven (that’s a live and learn thing), and trying to remember to stop and eat once and a while.

Q7: If you could go back to when you first started writing what one piece advice would you give yourself

Don’t plan on earning a living writing books. Just write because you love it, don’t stress about the small stuff, and don’t drink too much coffee.

Q8: What would you say to someone who wants to write?

I’d say “Read, read, read! Then think of a story and write it down – and most of all – finish what you start!”

Q9: If you weren’t writing what would you be doing?

I’m working as an assistant for an orthodontist and I do translating as well – so when I’m not writing, I’m at work.

Q10: Tell me something about yourself your readers might not know?

I grew up in the tropics. I lived in Samoa, in the Pacific, and on St. Thomas in the Caribbean. I’m fond of beaches, coconuts, and salt water. I don’t like tarantulas, sand fleas, or hurricanes – all of which go with the island life! Now I live in France, in a city, but I painted my bathroom blue and added fish, a pirate ship, and mermaids!

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Thank you for your questions – they were fun! And thank you for hosting me on your blog!

Thank you Jennifer it’s been fun X

Jennifer Macaire lives with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She loves cooking, eating chocolate, growing herbs and flowering plants on her balcony, and playing golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul high school in St. Thomas and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.

 

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