Alex Marcoux

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Alex Marcoux
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Born Lisa M. Marcoux
(1959-11-30) November 30, 1959 (age 54)
Leominster, MA
Residence Colorado
Nationality American
Other names Lisa M. Ramirez
Citizenship US
Alma mater University of Massachusetts
Occupation Novelist
New Thought Author
Writer
Known for Creator of the Lifesign Process
Notable work(s) Lifesigns: Tapping the Power of Synchronicity, Serendipity and Miracles
A Matter of Degrees
Back to Salem
Facades
Home town Leominster, MA
Website
www.alexmarcoux.com

Alex Marcoux (born 1959) is an American novelist, a scientist and a New Thought author. She is the creator of the Lifesign Process as revealed in her spiritual self-help book, Lifesigns: Tapping the Power of Synchronicity, Serendipity and Miracles.[1] Colorado’s Amendment 2, the anti-gay and lesbian initiative, moved Marcoux to start writing in the late 1990s.[2] Her novels all feature a lesbian protagonist, and she writes in the genre of lesbian fiction, mystery and suspense thrillers. Spiritual insights often imbue Marcoux’s stories, and she probes into controversial subjects,[3] including reincarnation, law of attraction, conspiracy theories and psychic phenomena.[4]

Early life[edit]

Alex Marcoux was born and raised in Leominster, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1981, with a B.S. in Food Science.[5] She was married to Julius C. Ramirez in 1981,[6] and divorced in 1985.

The traditional scientist[edit]

After receiving a Food Science degree from the University of Massachusetts,[7] Alex Marcoux went to work for General Foods. Here, she was instrumental in the new product development of Crystal Light™ Powdered Soft Drink.[8] In 1982, she received the General Foods Beverage Division Award of Excellence for being a key contributor in introducing Crystal Light™ (Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Iced Tea, Lemon Lime, and Orange) to test market in record-breaking time without sacrificing quality.[9] In 1985, she received the General Foods Division President’s Award for identifying and implementing cost reduction opportunities allowing the expansion of the Grape line extension.[10] In 1990, Jeffrey Wigand, the whistleblower on the tobacco industry, hired Alex Marcoux as a Development Chemist for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company.[2] After one year of employment, Marcoux resigned from her position. While Marcoux never returned to traditional research and development, she claimed that her research actually began when she left corporate America, as “There is more to life than what can be proven in the labs.”[11] While working in Kentucky, Marcoux was named Female Mentor by the Kentucky Academy of Science.[12]

Lesbian fiction novels[edit]

Alex Marcoux moved to Colorado at the advent of Amendment 2, an anti-GLBT initiative. From the political environment came the inspiration for her first novel, Facades, a lesbian fiction romance.[13] Alice Street Editions, an imprint of The Haworth Press, published the book in 2000. She received a Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Pen Award for this publication. Bella Books published Facades First Bella Books Edition in 2011.[14]

Mystery and suspense thrillers[edit]

Alex Marcoux’s second novel, Back to Salem is a "gender-bending thriller"[15] and is a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Lesbian Mystery.[16] In Back to Salem, Marcoux introduces Jessie Mercer as her protagonist, a precognitive writer and explores topics of reincarnation, karma and psychic phenomena. The sophomore novel was also an InsightOut Book Club selection and published in 2001 by Alice Street Editions, an imprint of The Haworth Press.[17] The story drew the attention of Atlantis Moon Productions, an independent film company which produced Back to Salem: The Short Film and selected Marcoux’s script for this project.[18] Alex Marcoux’s third novel, A Matter of Degrees is a paranormal suspense thriller featuring Jessie Mercer, her protagonist from Back to Salem. The paranormal thriller explores conspiracy theories, secret societies, including Freemasonry and its 33rd Degree, and the Sumerians. She inherited the nickname, “the lesbian Dan Brown” from this thriller,[19] published in 2006 by Harrington Park Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press. A Matter of Degrees was a Golden Crown Literary Award Finalist in Speculative Fiction, and a best novel nominee for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award.[20] Bella Books published the second edition in March 2014.

Psychic training[edit]

In her early life, Alex Marcoux professed to be a nonbeliever in psychic phenomena, yet after she began writing, she was led to the Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Association for Research and Enlightenment.[21] Here, she attended and graduated from a three-part psychic development program and became a member of the Wayshower Association.[1] Marcoux also studied using intuition in police work and is a former member of the Intuitive Task Force, a group of psychics and intuitives, who had assisted families and law enforcement agencies in locating missing children.[22]

New Thought author[edit]

Alex Marcoux has studied various religions and philosophies, including advanced courses of Ernest Holmes’ principles of Science of Mind. She began using her scientific disciplines shortly after she began writing novels, to examine the way the Universe communicated with her. Marcoux claims that the Universe (God, Spirit, and an individual’s Highest Power) communicates with everyone through signs. Influenced by her teachings from Ernest Holmes and the A.R.E., she discovered the Lifesign Process, a systematic approach to identifying and discerning messages given by the Universe.[23] Marcoux shares her teachings and practice in Lifesigns: Tapping the Power of Synchronicity, Serendipity and Miracles. Jenness Press published this spiritual self-help book in 2012,[24] which won the 2013 Silver Medal Living Now Book Award in the Metaphysical category.[25] Since 2009, Marcoux has written as the National New Thought Examiner on examiner.com. She has also been published in Science of Mind Magazine[26] and writes the Living on the Edge Blog.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Facades (2000)
  • Back to Salem (2001)
  • A Matter of Degrees (2006)
  • National New Thought Examiner (2009-2013)
  • 50 Great Writers You Should be Reading (contributor) (2010)
  • Living on the Edge Blog (2010-2013)
  • Facades (Bella Books First Edition) (2011)
  • Back to Salem (Bella Books First Edition) (2012)
  • Lifesigns: Tapping the Power of Synchronicity, Serendipity and Miracles (2012)
  • A Matter of Degrees (Bella Books First Edition) (2014)

Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Living Now Book Award Silver Medal, Metaphysical
  • 2011 “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” Winner
  • 2007 Best Novel Nominee Gaylactic Spectrum Award
  • 2007 Golden Crown Literary Award Finalist Speculative Fiction
  • 2002 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Lesbian Mystery
  • 2001 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Pen Award
  • 1991 Kentucky Academy of Science Female Mentor
  • 1985 Division President’s Award (General Foods)
  • 1982 Beverage Division Award of Excellence (General Foods)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reed, Henry (January 2013). "Edgar Cayce Wayshower Discovers Lifesigns". Venture Inward Magazine. 
  2. ^ a b "Mystery Writer, Lesbian Fiction and New Thought Author". Alex Marcoux. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Contributing Writer (August 9, 2006). "Local Folkus: Alex Marcoux". Out Front Colorado. 
  4. ^ Davis, Andrew (June 21, 2006). "Alex Marcoux: The DaVinci Mode". Windy City Times. p. 71. 
  5. ^ McGowan, Michelle. "Our Team, McGowan, Salazar Martin, Marcoux". M Squared Public Relations and Marketing. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff Writer (November 1981). "Ramirez - Marcoux". Fitchburg-Leominster Sentinel & Enterprise. 
  7. ^ McGowan, Michelle. "M Squared, Our Team, McGowan, Martin and Marcoux". M Squared Public Relations & Marketing. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Hampson, Danielle (2010). 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading. 232 Publishing. pp. 197–200. ISBN 978-0-615-38487-0. 
  9. ^ General Foods Beverage Division Quarterly. 1982. 
  10. ^ General Foods Beverage Division Quarterly. 1985. 
  11. ^ Marcoux, Alex (2012). ). Lifesigns: Tapping the Power of Synchronicity, Serendipity and Miracles. Jenness. p. 7. ISBN 978-0615627977. 
  12. ^ Kentucky Academy of Science Mentor Publication. 1991. 
  13. ^ "Interview with Alex Marcoux". Bella Books Blog. Bella Books. 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bella Books: Facades - Paperback". Bella Books. Bella Books. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ Willis, Paul. "Back to Salem eBook: Alex Marcoux: Kindle Store". amazon.com. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ Gonzalez Cerna, Antonio (May 24, 2002). "14th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  17. ^ Marcoux, Alex (May 24, 2002). "Lammy nominated BACK TO SALEM". PRWeb. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  18. ^ Abel, Cindy. "Filmmakers- Breaking Through". Breaking Through. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  19. ^ Myers, JoAnne (July–August 2006). "A Matter of Degrees". Inside Out Hudson Valley (Linda Boyd Kavars) 3 (3): 22. 
  20. ^ "2007 Best Novel Other Nominees". Spectrum Awards. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Colorado and Company: Colorado and Company: | episodelink = A Matter of Degrees". 9NEWS (Denver). 9NEWS. August 17, 2006. 
  22. ^ "Finding Your Muse: Use Your Intuition for a More Creative Life". Creative Spirit. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Creativity Book, Creativity Tools, Writer's Block Cure". Alex Marcoux. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Jenness Press publishing spiritual books and eBooks". Jenness Press. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  25. ^ Independent Publisher Contributor. "Announcing the 2013 Living Now Book Awards Results". Independent Publisher. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  26. ^ Marcoux, Alex (April 2011). "Connections Radio Supports the Expansion of Consciousness". Science of Mind a guide for Spiritual Living: 84–89. 

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