VIDEO: Alys Arden and Alex Rosa on How the Book Country Community Helped Them

Posted by February 24th, 2015

What makes a great writing community? Its supportive members! Alys Arden and Alex Rosa joined Book Country in 2013 to workshop their books and learn more about the business of publishing. They’ve both found success with the support of the community: Alys Arden’s THE CASQUETTE GIRLS was a #1 Amazon bestseller, and Alex Rosa’s New Adult book TRYST was picked up by Penguin InterMix and will be released on March 17, 2015.

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About Alys Arden

Alys Arden

Originally hailing from the Big Easy, Alys Arden studied Theatre and Business at the University of New Orleans before moving to NYC to work under the bright lights of Broadway.THE CASQUETTE GIRLS

In need of a creative outlet that could fit in her carry-on, she started writing. Her New Year’s resolution writing exercises turned into her debut novel titled, THE CASQUETTE GIRLS, which received over 1.2MM online reads in draft form. Since its 2013 publication, it’s been ranked an Amazon #1 bestseller and received a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly. She is currently writing the sequel while being endlessly fascinated by the transforming publishing landscape. Connect with Alys on her website, Twitter, Facebook and Book Country.

About Alex Rosa

Alex Rosa

Alex Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafes to write in, she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure.TRYST

She self-published her first romance novel, EMOTIONALLY COMPROMISED, in November 2013, and while continuing to get feedback from peers and readers from sites like Book Country, she was able to snag the attention of an editor at Penguin. Alex was offered a book deal with their digital imprint, Intermix, in June 2014 for her New Adult novel, TRYST, which will be released in March 2015. Alex also signed with Erin Niumata of Folio Literary Management. Connect with Alex on her website, Twitter, Facebook and Book Country.

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