Thursday, November 14, 2013

Voices Carry

It has been a year of significance. There have been lightning rods thrust down from stormy skies, as well as silver-plattered moments handed to me by angels.

I'll need to list the upheavals and climbs to the mountain tops before the year is out.

For now, let me share with you the exciting news that a project I've kept to myself has finally come to life. The publication of:

November 6, 2013

Book Description

The eleven writers featured here, in this inaugural collection of personal essays, are the Lena Dunhams of our generation — a little older, possibly a little wiser, certainly more experienced and generally less inclined to parade around naked. The essays — taken from our site's popular Voices series — covers everything from finding love in midlife to the joys and heartbreak of adoption to a longtime married couple navigating the shoals of their new stay-at-home status to a bold journey of intimate reawakening. Collectively, they reflect the emotional truth of how we live today. (available on amazon. com)

Product Details

  • File Size: 888 KB
  • Print Length: 43 pages
  • Publisher: Purple Clover (November 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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Thank you to all of you, who have supported me with your kind words here, I am proud to be included in this collection. 

You have cared about me and carried me through this very difficult year. There is some silver lining to 2013, and without a doubt, I never would have ventured any of these endeavors, without your comments encouraging me. I thank you so much, and am appreciative that I have you to share the good things in my life.

*This collection of essays is live now on amazon. com*


  1. Alexandra, what an amazing thing! I wish I could get this book and read your words. Congratulations and I wish you all the best. I know I've fallen behind in reading your words but I want you to know of all the people I've met online you are one of those really special person that means a lot to me. Thank you! Hugs!

  2. Congratulations, my friend. Much deserved! So thrilled for you. xo

  3. Congratulations! This sounds like a beautiful collection.

  4. Congratulations, Alexandra. This is an amazing thing, to have your words published. You deserve it.

  5. Thank you so much, everyone. All of this is from the confidence you gave me, that I have things to say. I appreciate your friendship so much.

  6. A) Hurray! The book looks awesome.

    B) Sometimes, at the end of a year that just threw everything at us with both hands, we absolutely deserve to stand back and say, "DAMN, I did it. I lived through it all." You get to do that at the end of 2013, for sure.

    C) "silver-plattered moments handed to me by angels" <-- That is great.

  7. Sorry I have been MIA. Looking back at your posts I can see you've been through a lot, including the loss of your mother and nephew. Ah, Sweetie. I send you love. Rough times. Breathe deeply. You are a class act. Congrats on the publication. Your beautiful writing deserves to be shared.

  8. Congratulations Alexandra! That is very exciting. I have been amazing at how you’ve continued to write here in the midst of all that has happened this year. I know it is, in some ways, how you process through everything. Even so, I’m in awe of it and very happy for this bit of sunshine in the difficult days.

  9. Oh, Alexandra! That is awesome!!!! Great news and I'm so proud of you :) It must be wonderful to see your name appear in print.

    I say dance naked. Give 'em something to really write about, right? :p

    And your words always inspire. I'm so glad now, that you are able to reach a wider audience with your gift. XOXO

  10. This is so great, Alexandra! Cheers and congrats!


  11. Congratulations:-) Your voice has certainly resonated and inspired.

  12. This is wonderful! Congratulations! Adding it to my list.



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