From New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in the motion picture industry, Alexandrea Weis began writing at the age of eight and penned her first novel after finishing her PhD. Now with 29 published novels and over 20 national writing awards, Weis continues to work tirelessly to hone her craft. She is also a permitted wildlife rehabber and rescues orphaned and injured animals. She is married and lives in New Orleans.
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
This Sounds Familiar: Young Adult Retellings
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
A WOMAN UNLIKE ANY OTHER, SHE WILL CONQUER THE UNCONQUERABLE AND BE LOVED BY A MAN WHO IS WORSHIPPED AS A GOD.
Based on a true story.
When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain–is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue.
Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her life is in his hands; her future his to decide.
Without formal education or noble blood, Roxana is chosen by the Greek conqueror to be his bride. Soon she comes to know profound happiness and unyielding desire in her warrior's arms.
However, being the king's consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband's treacherous kingdom, she must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals, and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.
History tells his story. This is hers.
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