Kenneth and Benjamin Alexander are brother and best friends, but as different as night and day. Kenneth, the older, the cool, calm and collected President of his San Francisco-based electronics and security telecommunications company, and Benjamin, the dashing young US Air Force jet fighter pilot, stationed in San Diego. Yet they came to the same conclusion: They were both falling in love with the same woman—the beautiful and alluring JeNelle Towson, owner of INSIGHTS, a Santa Barbara landmark emporium of style and grace.
Despite their individual and desperate problems, the three of five Alexander siblings rally at perilous risk to themselves and others they care about when everything is on the line and the weight on all of them is the greatest. Two is company, but three is a family.
Book Talk Q&A
Two things. First, the recollections of visiting my family’s ancestral home in a small community in Sumter County, South Carolina, and, second, the thrilling speech Who Speak For The Common Good delivered by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan at the 1974 Democratic Convention. The series is built on the confluence of those events.
I have a tendency to reach for every scintilla of sight and sound to describe the action unfolding on the pages without leaving much to the readers’ imaginations. As a result, Southern Exposures is more than five hundred pages in length.
Actually, because this is a series, each book is somewhat of a “spin-off.” In Southern Exposures, the first book in the series, we meet members of the extended Alexander family. In each subsequent novel the stories expand to include more of the family unit and the perils that they face.
I enjoy genealogy research and do that for family and friends tracing a family’s history as far as documentation permits. Recently, I did a historical chart for a female friend in her seventies as a Christmas gift. It ended up being eighty pages long. She was so moved that she cried on the phone to her equally elderly siblings who also were brought to tears.
About Ann Jeffries
Ann is the recipient of many awards for leadership and public service. A speaker at colleges and universities and conferences and conventions, she has extensively traveled the North American continent, Asia and Europe. Among other things, she is an entrepreneur, an avid viewer of public television and a voracious reader of fiction.
Ms. Jeffries’ pride and joy are her family, particularly her Fabulous Four grands. She lives in Maryland and South Carolina.
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