Alessandra Wike is a writer living in Austin. She moved there for college and hasn’t left since. She is currently finishing a memoir about her emotional journey leading to the craniotomy and skull-reconstructive surgery she just experienced. In 10 years she hopes to be living on a farm by the mountains with her boyfriend and cat.
Your idea of happiness?
Being outdoors with a book, a cup of coffee and friends
Your idea of misery?
Being cold ever.
If not yourself, who would you be?
My acupuncturist, Claudia. She has this beautiful energy that makes me feel relaxed and safe. I hope I can be like that for others one day.
What is your present state of mind?
I’m focusing a lot on my book which I am almost finished with. It’s a memoir about my emotional journey leading up to the craniotomy and skull reconstructive surgery I had this summer.
Bedside table books?
The War Works Hard by Dunya Mikhail, A Very Short Introduction to The Meaning of Life and The Book of Human Emotions by Tiffany Watt Smith
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Cuddle with my cat, Winston, and deep breathing
Do you collect?
Yes! I have a small collection of different copies of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Right or left handed?
What is the best dish you can cook?
What is your middle name?
I have two. Katherine Muir
What do you do in your free time?
Write, read, take photos, hang out with my boyfriend Daniel and see my friends as much as I can! Oh and movies. All of the movies.
What inspires you?
Nature. The ocean, the sky, rivers, forest, wind, rain. All of it. Being in nature makes me feel connected to the whole world.
What do you do for money?
Email marketing which I love
What do you do for pleasure?
Explore small Texas towns, take film photos, write, and read
Tea or coffee?
Coffee! (always espresso drinks for me)
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I was too serious as a kid to believe anything strange
What are your plans for this weekend?
Finishing up my first book
Successful by Ariana Grande