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AlexandraMarks

Member Since 02 Apr 2016
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2016 03:28 PM
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About Me

I've been a journalist most of my life. I have [font=open sans']three decades’ experience reporting national and international news for print and broadcast media. I covered politics, energy, social issues, aviation and the 9/11 terrorist attacks for The Christian Science Monitor.[font=open sans, arial, helvetica, sans-serif] My wide-ranging experience includes a stint on Capitol Hill as then-Senator John Kerry’s national press secretary in the early 1990s and at NBC during the 1996 presidential campaign. [/font][/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif][font=open sans, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]     After I left the Monitor in 2010, I wrote a column about [/font][font=open sans']the green, cost-effective renovation of Sheep Dog Hollow, an abandoned farmhouse in Connecticut. I now live between Sheep Dog and New York City. [/font][font=open sans'] I've spent the last three years researching and writing "Ladies of the Empire," an historical novel centered around the epic fight over prostitution at the Empire Theater in London during the 1890's. While writing it, I attended the Yale Writer's Conference three times. In last year's session, I did a novel intensive workshop with John Crowley (author of "Little Big," among many others.) [/font][/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif][font=open sans, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]     This[/font] March, I went to the Algonkian Pitch Conference and met three editors who have expressed an interest in reading my "Ladies:" Brendan Deneen of McMillan Entertainment, Ibrahim Ahmin of Akashic Books, and Priyanka Krishnan of Ballantine Books. Before I pitch them, I'm trying to land an agent. In the meantime, I have started the AS program for my latest venture, a memoir about living with an Oxycontin-addicted, deeply spiritual and charming alcoholic who owns one of New York City's oldest, iconic bars.[/font]

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  • Age 59 years old
  • Birthday June 11, 1958
  • Gender
    Female Female
  • Location
    New York and Connecticut
  • Interests
    Reading, writing and yoga.

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