Alexandra Rushe was born in South Alabama, and grew up climbing trees, searching for sprites and fairies in the nearby woods, and dreaming of other worlds. The daughter of an English teacher and a small-town judge, Rushe developed a love of reading early on, and haunted the school and local libraries, devouring fairy tales, myths, and tales of adventure. In the seventh grade, she stumbled across a worn copy of The Hobbit, and was forever changed.
When not writing, Rushe is the pastry chef at the Jabberwocky Café, a local eatery that caters to magical folk. Her gnome nut bars, pixie palmiers, and wizard streusel are popular favorites, but her pound cake is the bestseller. As it happens, the rolling hills near Rushe’s home are filthy with trolls, and pound cake is an excellent way to tame them. . . unless the troll lives under a bridge, in which case Rushe recommends goat puffs.