During her formative years Alex was hauled round the planet at an alarming rate, moving approximately every two to three years. Consequently she knows a lot about geography, languages, people, foreign cuisine and really big bugs, which she used to collect and stick pins in.

She no longer has the bug collection but she does have fond memories of all the exotic and not so exotic places she visited and the people she met. She currently lives in Québec City with her long time partner, a library-size collection of books, and an unhealthy amount of toys.

Alexandra also blogs about books at An Opinionated Woman.