22.11.15


Thank you for stumbling upon my little bookish corner of the internet!
I am M.C. Frank: writer, reader, designer, editor, physicist and teacher. (To mention a few.)

I have been living in a world of stories ever since I can remember (that's before I knew how to write). I started writing them down when I could no longer stand the characters in my head screaming at me to give them life and while those first scribblings weren't exactly good (nor were they books, although I insisted on calling them that), they were enough for me to discover my passion in life.

I started writing seriously a few years back, pursuing my dream of a writing career. I started small, in a magazine, but ever since I've been dreaming of doing what I absolutely love for a living, and finally I am getting there! I feel so blessed and happy.

I got my university degree in physics a few years ago. People look at me weirdly when I tell them I'm a physicist, so I say, I know what you're thinking, and yes, I'm like Sheldon, only a bit crazier! I am now free to pursue my love of reading and writing, as well as my free-lance job of editor-in-chief. I live with my husband in a home filled with candles, laptops and notebooks, where I rearranges my overflowing bookshelves every time I feel stressed.

Which is often, since (as you might have noticed) I don't pick the easiest subjects for my novels. I put my characters in icy-cold dystopian worlds where kissing is forbidden (among other things), or place them in green forests ruled by evil Sheriffs. If they're in Jane Austen's London, they have to be running away from a traumatic childhood, or if they are in our current, contemporary world, they're scared they'll die before they have finished high school. That sort of thing.
Don't worry, though, I know we all are in need of a little hope and joy in our lives, so there's a good dose of those as well in everything I write.

I love to connect with book lovers and other writers on social media. I’ve found the most amazing friends and readers on tumblr and instagram, and they are what keeps me going when things get rough. 

And, speaking of rough, I am going through a period of great grief, as I lost a dearly loved person recently. My books are (almost all of them) dedicated to him, and he is the one who first made me fall in love with writing and reading in the first place: my dad. 
I am attempting to come to terms with my grief and (temporary) loss through writing, and it has been beyond therapeutic. I am kind of chronologing my journey through bereavement and other tough issues on a new series of articles I've started posting on tumblr, called Conversations with an Empty Chair.

If you are going through something similar, I'd love to talk to you about your experiences. As I have said before, I am someone who misses someone, that's who I am from now on, and I don't want to get over it. I do, however, have to get through it. 
My pain and my hope shine through all my work, and I hope you will find something that inspires or helps you in one of my books. If you do, then my purpose in life has been accomplished.

I'd love to connect with you on social media (links on home page) for awesome giveaways and free copies of my books! I'd also love to talk to you about anything writing or publishing related, just send me any questions you may have, and I'd be happy to try to help you in any way I can.

You will find on my website a link to where you can email me if you'd like to read one of my books in exchange for a review, or, if you are an author, send me your book to read and review. I'd love to talk to you, whoever you are.

Happy reading.

Business email alexandrapen@gmail.com

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