Born in New York City, Alexandra Christle was transplanted to a small town in South Carolina at the age of 11, after the death of her father. Embracing the south took some adjustments for a Yankee child, but now a twenty-year resident of Norfolk, Virginia, she loves and claims the city as her home.
With a degree from the University of Missouri Journalism School, her professional career has spanned everything from newspaper advertising to teaching high school English to working as a graphic designer for a commercial print shop.
Writing fiction, however, has always been her passion. When most young girls dreamed of being Miss America, Alexandra’s dream was to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, talking about her latest book.
Research for her novels has taken her on a variety of adventures: sailing on a commercial shrimp boat for a day, infiltrating a SEAL reunion in Florida, interviewing a DEA special agent, and skydiving. As she says, “I’ll try (almost) anything once”.
She loves watching the interactions between men--in her words, “men are pretty cool creatures”--and hopes she captures that in her stories.
Between Nowhere & Lost
When 1960s housewife Helen Hodges chances to meet textile mill owner David Drummond in her small South Carolina town, her repressed longing for a child is reawakened and discontent floods her life. As union and racial tensions in the town escalate, Helen is torn between her Catholic faith, her duty to her husband, and her growing desire to be with David. Overrun with guilt, Helen forsakes her lover and chooses to remain with her husband, until she learns some life-changing news and rushes to tell David before he leaves town, and her life…forever.
Paperback | ISBN 978-1-944193-82-9 | 402 Pages
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FICTION / Literary