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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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Princess Gracie, the Cat Muse

My regular readers know that Princess Gracie, our cat, is a big part of my life. As any pet should be. She has also garnered some accolades along the line. She was mentioned on the local news in Virginia, she appears in a Denny Hamlin (Nascar driver) video and she "wrote" a blog for the official Brad Keselowski Nascar website.

Now she also appears in a book. Her picture is used in the Write to Meow 2014 Anthology. I submitted three cat poems for that book and they were, of course, all inspired by her. One of them was written for her especially: A Stretch and A Purr. I wrote this poem during a particularly challenging time. She was sunning herself on the window sill in a hotel room that functioned as our home at the time, and I needed to capture that particular moment so it would bring me, and others, joy in years to come.

You can order the Write to Meow 2014 Anthology on Amazon.

All proceeds will benefit the Almost Home Animal Shelter, a no-kill facility.

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