About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Friday, September 24, 2010

A Kitten's Guide to Happiness

Last week, my room mate made a funny statement to me in the course of daily conversation. The statement was "if at first you do succeed, hide your astonishment." I asked her where she got this saying from and she told me it was from a book called "Smitten: A Kitten's Guide to Happiness" that belonged to her 16-year old son.

Now, her son is EMO to the core, was permanently kicked out of school, and his myspace profile is laced with four-letter words - not the consumer type you would imagine for a book such as this. She also told me that it was a hardcover book with all kinds of sayings in it, as well as tons of kitten photographs. Now, I have always been a sucker for cats and besides, if this book made an Emo juvenile delinquent smile, it would be worth checking out.

I went online and saw the book retails for $ 21.99. I always like to support writers and would have loved to buy from the publisher. Alas, as an unemployed person I only have so much to go around - plus it was a little too much to spend on an item I had never seen. I went to www.half.com and found the book for 75 cents, plus $ 3.99 for shipping, so I ordered it. It arrived today and I love it. The author, Rachael Hale, is a famous kitten photographer in Australia and she combined her photos with some inspirational sayings she gathered - from Anonymous to William Shakespeare. I highly recommend it to all cat lovers. Some of the sayings are widely known, others I have never heard of and the pictures are all from very young kittens.

To redeem myself, I am planning on purchasing a new copy to give to my daughter as a Christmas present. She is only a couple of years older than my room mate's son and fits his personality profile except she finished school - so she should enjoy it as well.


Conny said...

Congratulations on the blog Alex. You're off to a fine start. I hope to read regular entries.

Diane said...

Well done, Alex! You know I always love a good kitty story. :-)

Unknown said...

This wonderful to see my friend Alex with her very own Blog...I shall visit as often as I can.