About the author

Alexandra Brandt

Alexandra Brandt<strong>&nbsp;</strong>spent most of her childhood dressing up in fairy wings and parading in front of the mirror telling stories to herself. Not much has changed: she still loves a good costume, and tells herself stories every day.&nbsp; <br><br> Her short fiction&nbsp;appears in&nbsp;<em>Fiction River</em>&nbsp;and other anthologies, and has made it onto Tangent Magazine's 2017 and 2018 Recommended Reading lists. “We, the Ocean,” her story in Fiction River vol. 22:&nbsp;<em>No Humans Allowed</em>, was described as “inventive, heartbreaking, and wholly original” by Hugo award-winning writer and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch. <br><br> When not spinning tales, reading, or debating worldbuilding details with her writer husband, Alex writes marketing copy for a medical practice and does graphic design work, including freelance book cover design. She occasionally sings in a choir, and always welcomes any excuse to sit down and play tabletop games—from D&amp;D to board games to cards. You can visit her website (and get a free short story) at <strong>www.alexandrajbrandt.com</strong>