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Alexandra Brandt

Alexandra Brandt 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. 

Her short fiction appears in Fiction River 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: No Humans Allowed, was described as “inventive, heartbreaking, and wholly original” by Hugo award-winning writer and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

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&D to board games to cards. You can visit her website (and get a free short story) at www.alexandrajbrandt.com