Alexa Kingaard was born in San Diego, CA and considers herself a native, having lived most of her life in the area. She currently resides in Carlsbad and is the mother of an adult son and daughter who continue to be her biggest fans and cheerleaders. A realtor for fifteen years, she remains involved with her profession and praises her brokers and clients for giving her the nod to be creative. She gives all the credit for completing KEEP FOREVER to her inspiration and late ex-husband, Jeff, who battled the residual effects of the Vietnam War for decades after his return.
In her debut novel, Alexa creates an intimate portrait of a family dealing with the unseen wounds of a Vietnam Veteran and his lifetime struggle with PTSD. Although the story is fictional, she has tapped the memory of her own experiences to tell a compelling, sensitive account of the emotional turmoil soldiers endure, and the collateral damage created for their wives and children.
“I believe anyone who has known a veteran or active member of our armed services will be able to relate, regardless of the conflict,” she states. “The injuries are an instant replay, noticeable or disguised, and the endurance test of all our military men and women is nothing short of heroic.” This story will capture your heart.