From New Orleans and raised in the motion picture industry, Alexandrea Weis began writing at the age of eight. After finishing her PhD, she penned her first novel. With numerous published novels and several national writing awards, the rich tapestry of her hometown is infused into her bestselling books to create vivid characters and memorable stories. When not writing, Alexandrea works as a permitted wildlife rehabber rescuing orphaned and injured animals.
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room C
Making the Magical and Supernatural Real in Fiction
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Hell has a new master
In the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all.
When Magnus meets Jacob O’Conner—a Harvard student from the working class—an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets.
Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him.
Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will lay the foundation for a curse that will forever alter their destinies.
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