Author Interview: Alexandra Elle

In After the Rain, celebrated self-care storyteller Alexandra Elle delivers 15 lessons on how to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and cultivate abundance. We spoke with author Alexandra Elle about the inspiration for After the Rain, the struggle of narrating her own audiobook, and more!

Please tell us a little bit about what inspired you to write this book and how this story took shape for you.

I wanted to leave readers feeling like they weren’t alone in their struggles. This collection is part memoir/part guide. Deciding to share some of my most tender stories and healing is how it all started.

In two sentences or less, what’s something that might surprise listeners about your audiobook?

I thought reading my own book would be easy! It absolutely was not (lol).

Have you listened to your own audiobook? What struck you about the narration?

I have, a little. It’s odd hearing myself read it, but also pretty cool at the same time.

Are you an audiobook listener? What are some of your favorite audiobooks?

Yes! I don’t have a favorite at the moment, but I love hearing good fiction on audio. I also recently listened to Black Girl ,Call Home by Jasmine Mans; Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab*; and In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado.

*p.s.: Check out our Author Interview with Nedra Glover Tawwab

What have independent bookstores and/or booksellers meant to you personally and professionally?

They mean community and accessibility—both professionally and personally.

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