Today I get to chat with a debut author, Alexa Martin, about her upcoming book, Intercepted, which comes out on the 11th of September. Intercepted is very much inspired by her own life as the spouse of an NFL player, and by her affectionate love of Real Housewives, and her very real friends from various NFL team communities. We talk about her start in Pitch Wars, her rewrites of the original story, and her own experiences which found their way into the book. We talk about being an NFL wife and get a behind-the-scenes account of what that’s like, and we go into one of my favorite parts of her book: her fantasy nightclub/bar for women (which I wish was real, you have no idea). A lot of our discussion is about friendship, especially the ways her friendships influenced the foundation of Intercepted, and influenced the characters that surround her heroine, Marlee.