Martin is a historian with a passion for his job. But when he gets assigned to research Romeo Montague, he worries this is the end of his career since the man has been long forgotten. Things continue to go wrong when his parents are declared legally dead after being missing for seven years and he meets his biggest critic who challenges and demeans his job; more importantly his latest assignment. Martin arrives in Italy down in the dumps, but soon, his adventure begins. Stepping through time, Martin is not only able to put the pieces of Romeo’s life together, he meets the man himself! However, Romeo has not only the answers that Martin seeks but a crisis of his own. He embroils Martin in his own mission to end the curse that started Romeo’s tragic life centuries ago when the stars were crossed in the first place. For Martin, this becomes more than just another assignment as both of them join forces to decipher the past, break the curse and move on. Through his assistance to Romeo, Martin is able to let go of his painful past and find it in himself to move on and receive his own slice of happiness when his parents come back, his work is recognized and he falls in love with a person he thought he could never love: his biggest critic he met on the plane before the adventure began.
Alexandra is a resident of Jackson, New Jersey, where she has lived for the past 16 years with her parents, younger sister, Tootsie the cat and Snoopy the dog. Before settling into Jackson, NJ, Alexandra lived in Russia for the first 10 years of her life.
Alexandra is a recent graduate of Kean University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is currently working on a Certificat of Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities at Rutgers. While Alexandra was completing her degree, simultaneously she was working on Romeo-her first novel ten years in the making. The idea for Romeo did not come from working with children, but the idea for writing in general did. The actual idea for the novel came from a long interest in Shakespeare, more specifically the play Romeo and Juliet. Just like when the characters in the story met and their fates were sealed, Alexandra knew that she just has to write her own version of events!
Alexandra’s other interests include going to the beach, riding some roller coasters at Great Adventure, watching television shows and movies, reading and of course writing! On occasions, Alexandra enjoys playing badminton and spending time outdoors. And she is always on the look out for the next story.