Lexi’s got moxie–and so do the characters in her romance and fantasy novels. Her lifelong dream of being a writer has been achieved through grit, trial and error, and a whole lot of imagination.
In this episode of Main Street Moxie, Lexi explores the vicissitudes of the publishing industry, her thoughts on failure, the core story of “I love you as you are” that runs through all her work, and her process as a discovery and patchwork writer.
For Lexi, building and sustaining a community of readers is part of her craft. She loves digging deep into her characters to find a connection and discover what makes them tick.
Lexi sees the romance genre as feminist and empowering, helping readers discover their self-worth and that they deserve to be cared for and loved, including pleasure.
In 2012, Lexi began her journey to full-time writing after a decade of teaching college English. After her first self-published novel, Text Appeal, was released, she could focus on her writing.
She’s a #1 New York Times bestseller author of sizzling, emotional romance and sexy, action-packed YA fantasy. Lexi has been a Goodreads Choice nominee and recipient of the Romance Writers of America® RITA® award for Best Contemporary Romance: Long. Her novels have sold over a million copies in English and have been translated into many languages.
Lexi is happiest at home in Indiana with her husband and two children, where you can find her reading copiously, hanging out with her family, and thanking her lucky stars.
This year she released two new books. In July, the YA fantasy sequel These Twisted Bonds, and in October, the latest installment of her Orchid Valley series, Every Chance with You.