Alexia Gordon

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In honor of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie

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About Alexia Gordon

Medicine is my vocation and writing #ownvoices crime fiction is my avocation. I grew up reading classic mysteries by authors like Carolyn Keene, Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, and Rex Stout. I loved matching wits with my favorite sleuths as they tried to figure out whodunnit (confession: I never solved the mystery before they did) but it always frustrated me that I never saw any major characters who looked like me. So, after establishing myself as a physician, I took Toni Morrison's advice and wrote the book I wanted to read--a cozy-ish (no graphic sex or violence) mystery with an African American female amateur sleuth. (I added a ghost because I also grew up watching reruns of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and I kinda have a crush on Rex Harrison.) Gethsemane Brown, the crime solving classical musician, became the star of Murder in G Major, my Lefty Award-winning and Agatha Award-nominated, first novel.

Four more Gethsemane Brown books followed. The 5th, Execution in E, published on March 24, 2020. My involvement in the crime fiction community deepened. Turns out writers who kill fictional people give generously of their time, talent, and support to real people. My fellow crime fiction writers are some of the most bighearted, helpful, wittiest, warmest people I've ever met. You can depend on any of them to help you hide a body at 3 a.m., no questions asked. (Just kidding. Sort of.) I wanted to give back to the community that helps me weather the highs and lows of being a published author. (The world of publishing is just as complex as the world of medicine.) So, I started a podcast and a newsletter.

My podcast, The Cozy Corner with Alexia Gordon, introduces authors who write mysteries on the less-gritty end of the crime fiction spectrum to listeners, with the goal of turning listeners into readers. A new interview drops every other Wednesday, on a dozen podcast listening platforms. I started podcasting in June 2019 and already have three dozen interviews either released or scheduled to be released. My newsletter, POC to POV, spotlights authors of color, with the goal of moving marginalized authors into the crime fiction mainstream. I publish a new issue each month.

I don't charge authors to appear on my podcast or in my newsletter. Your Patreon support will help cover fees paid to the podcasting network and newsletter marketing service, as well as the extras that are part of being an author, like book publicity and conference fees. In exchange for your support, I offer tier-based bonuses, like stickers and pins, shout outs on podcast episodes, patron-only posts and messages, bonus podcast episodes, ebooks, signed books, the chance to name a character in a future novel...I'm open to suggestions.

Please support my podcast, newsletter, and books by becoming a monthly patron. Help me help other authors grow their audience and help me keep creating clever crimes and marvelous mysteries for my #ownvoices sleuth to solve. Thank you.
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