Ten Random Things About Me
- I’m a wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
- I’m an advance practice registered nurse.
- I kill characters in medically accurate ways.
- My father was an independent film producer and director who worked on some large productions, from James Bond films to Sergio Leoni Westerns to smaller productions based in New Orleans. I was raised on motion picture sets and learned how to do everything behind the scenes—my father insisted. All that experience taught me a great deal about storytelling and is probably why everything I write tends to have a cinematic scope.
- Tennessee Williams was a family friend. He would visit my house when I was a little girl. I grew up listening to him talk about his life, his work, and how he created characters. I was young and had no idea of his influence on literature, only that he taught me to cheat at gin rummy and he was kind.
- I grew up in a haunted house in the French Quarter.
- A hoodoo priestess lived next door to me and practiced her religion, an intriguing blend of Catholic and African beliefs. The drumbeat of her rituals set my imagination on fire. From her, I learned to appreciate all things outside the realm of possibility and embrace the unknown.
- I owned and ran a restaurant called Mystic Café on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans.
- My family is descended from the McKenzie clan made famous in the Outlander
- The entertainment bug is in my family tree. Not only was my father ingrained in the motion picture business, but my cousin, Dallas Smith, is a talent agent at United Agents in London. He has handled big-name stars such as Henry Cavill, Kate Winslet, Eddie Redmayne, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, and Rosamund Pike.
Publisher : Vesuvian Books (August 17, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 260 pages
ISBN-10 : 1645480755
ISBN-13 : 978-1645480754
“Every five or ten years you’ll read a book that’ll grip you from start to end and you’ll find you’re up at 3am in the morning bewitched by the plot, the characters, and the setting. Have You Seen Me? is one such book, the pace is frenetic, urgent, and comes across as vividly telegenic. It takes a truly talented and masterful author to craft a novel which creates a three-dimensional drama inside your mind. Alexandrea Weis is one of the most talented authors around, she straddles several genres, and in a short time her novels are destined to stand along with authors such as Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jeffery Deaver.” —The Strand Magazine
“With atmosphere, mercurial threats, and intrigue, Alexandrea Weis excels in probing the psychological undertones of the prep school and a new teacher’s return to her past. She also does a fine job of evolving the plot that connects students and teachers to an unpredictable truth. As school and local history are revealed by the determined team, readers receive an eerie feel of inevitable disaster much in the manner of the classic film ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’. The buildup that leads to the truth about the killer’s identity makes for a fine story that will reach from young adult to adult audiences with a winning exploration of prep school pressures, politics, and the special interests that lead to murder. Very nicely done.” —D. Donovan, Senior Editor, Midwest Book Review
“Riveting, fast paced thriller wrapped up in a mystery. Is history repeating itself or is it a coincidence? Alexandrea Weis slowly peels away layer after layer to reveal the truth. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it even if you don’t usually read thrillers.” —Erin E. Forys, Barnes and Noble, Williamsburg, VA
“Alexandrea Weis addresses cultural issues such as class systems, race, and bullying all the while providing chilling and spooky imagery that is sure to have all readers begging the question: “Who will be next?” A thrilling spine-tingling novel Have You Seen Me? had my heart racing on every page.” —Tanya Roberts @bookswihtanya, CER at Indigo Books, Québec Canada
“A fast-paced thriller that will engage readers with great characters and a chilling mystery! I was sucked in and fully invested in finding the killer!!” —Gretchen Hall, Barnes and Noble, Houston, TX
“A dark, complex tale of psychological suspense that will captivate and thrill readers, especially those who love slashers!” —Monique Snyman, Bram Stoker Awards Nominee
“…capably written with a vibrant setting that feels lived-in and starts off with an intriguing mystery … that leads to a shocking revelation.” —IndieReader
Lindsey Gillett is missing.
And she’s not the first girl at Waverly High to vanish without a trace.
To help cope with the tragedy, new history teacher Aubrey LaRoux organizes a student investigation team. But when the project’s key members start turning up dead across campus, Aubrey suspects there’s more going on than anyone is willing to admit.
The murdered students all had something in common with Lindsey. They shared a secret. And what they uncovered could threaten the future of the historic school.
At Waverly High, someone wants to keep the past buried—and you don’t want to get in their way.
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes supernatural, horror, mystery, and thrillers. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.
Rita Wray says
The book sounds very intriguing.