work in prog·ress (noun)
1. an unfinished project that is still being added to or developed
Welcome! You’ll find everything Alessandra has to offer here: information about her two novels, her blog posts offering hope and inspiration, and more about who she is. Life is a journey, and we’re all just works in progress creating the masterpieces that are our lives.
Latest Blog Posts:
Living in a social media culture can be challenging. Post after post, we’re shown snapshots of people living their best lives. Vacation spots, bikini pics, graduation ceremonies, award celebrations. Not only do we feature our highlights, but we often filter them, causing them to look even better than they actually are.
I’m guilty of it, too. Well, definitely not the bikini pictures. But as a mom and author, I post the successes. You won’t see the messy house, pile of bills, and overwhelming fatigue. I don’t boast about one-star reviews, or feeling envious of others’ success, or the seasons of waiting. Continue Reading
In the first blog post I wrote five years ago, Cheers to New Beginnings, I celebrated the step I took to build my author website. At the time, I didn’t have a publishing contract, but I was excited about taking a leap and claiming a space for me as a writer. I talked about how I had to overcome doubt and fear in order to create something meaningful to me.
So, there’s no other place than here that I’m excited to share a huge milestone: I’ve sold over 10,000 copies of my two novels (Blaming the Wind and Everything She Lost). I’m not a math person, and I honestly never had a sales goal I wanted to reach. But, I did have a goal in mind when I wrote my novels. And I decided it was time to overcome my doubt and fear and talk about that goal and the journey of writing my books. Continue Reading
Seven Sorrows Scriptural Devotion
The rosary with seven septets dedicated to the suffering of our Blessed Mother goes back to the Middle Ages but gained new popularity following the Church-approved apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Kibeho, Rwanda in the 1980s. In her apparitions, Our Lady of Kibeho recommended that people pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows to obtain the favor of repentance. “More than ever, the world needs the Seven Sorrows Rosary.” (Visionary Marie Claire of Kibeho, Rwanda) Continue Reading
“Everything She Lost is a fascinating novel of friendship, lost love, betrayal, and secrets. Alessandra Harris has a flair for suspense, and she weaves a real page-turner that will keep readers up late, eager to find out what happens next.”
~ San Francisco Book Review
“The moral questions at the heart of the story will keep you invested in the characters’ paths, and the suspense will keep you turning the pages.”
~ Illuminations, An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing