Monday, October 23, 2006

Okay, I think I'm back.

I know, I know, I know. Nothing from me for a while. What can I say? I snapped. It was all too much. I dropped off the map. Maybe I'll talk about it eventually. Then again, maybe I won't.

But I am somewhat - SOMEWHAT - back in control. Now in Charlotte, NC, doing interviews, signings, libraries. Just had a fantastic radio interview at Gaston College - so great to be asked such interesting questions, and to be dimly lit and forthcoming (I'm sorry, but who is NOT going to be forthcoming with such a hugely phallic microphone in front of you?) in a cubbyhole of a college radio studio (TOTAL flashbacks to my days keeping punk DJ friends at Berkeley late-night company until the sun came up...).

One of the coolest things about all these interviews is that you learn so much about yourself and your writing. I talked for at least an hour with this Charlotte Observer reporter this week, and this is the interview that came out of it. Out of all the things I said to her, I would never have expected this distillation... but it's probably my favorite interview so far, for reasons I have not yet had enough time to define.

It is truly amazing what gets reflected back to you. Oh, and just wait till I tell you about Vicki.

Vicki the prom ghost. Talk about a flashback...


Brett Battles said...

Great article, Alex. Thanks for sharing!

JT Ellison said...

Darling Alex, you have been missed. Glad to see you back, and I agree, that interview rocks.

JD Rhoades said...

Hope you're okay, luv. And have fun at Park Road books. They're good folks.

Sean Chercover said...

Very nice article, Alex.
Hope you're well.

Sean Chercover said...

Very nice article, Alex. Good going.
Hope you're well.

Rob Gregory Browne said...

Great stuff. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

We need to hold a welcome home/tour recuperation party for you. Alexandra ... Alex...who?

Thanks for the link -- nice article. And thank you for taking the time for blogging. I've enjoyed reading it. And the discussions (I lurk more than post). Although I've been feeling the guilt for stopping dance and every other activity I gave up I'd enjoyed. If you all get together talking horses, etc., give me a buzz bec I so need to do something else that'll free mind.


Stacey Cochran said...

Hey Alex,

Welcome back. I asked my good friends over at, if they'd be interested in broadcasting a video interview, if I started conducting a few. The response was positive, so I thought Who better to ask than Alex?

I'll try and get in touch with you this weekend to see if we can set something up.

The Harrowing kicks ass!


Anonymous said...

"Probably the BEST interview ever?"
Well, all I can say is that I'm crushed. And no - don't apologize. It's too late.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

But Elaine, it's about my DAD.

Surely you see...

And I didn't say the BEST. ;)

billie said...

Glad you're back and hope that means home for a while. :)

I finally dug into my hoarded "waiting to be read" book pile today and picked yours. I'm taking a break right now, but I assure you, I'll be sitting in bed with it again in an hour or so! I'm loving the mix of beautiful language, psychology, and suspense.... what a story!

The NC contingent should definitely meet for dinner someplace and talk... everything. :)


Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Not quite back yet, Billie and Joanne. I'm off to LA tomorrow, then a week in Texas, and THEN - I would just love to get together for a meal and a drink.

Anonymous said...

Sure, would love to get together after your trips. I haven't been to any conferences for the last couple of years and am beyond overdue and need to attend. Hoping for Thrillfest (spell it correctly?). So I'd love to hear some of the latest buzz.

Just shoot out an email and let me know.

beginning to forget what the country looks like outside of NC.