About the Author
A British-American citizen of Italian heritage, Alexia Casale is an author, teacher and writing consultant. After studying psychology then educational technology at Cambridge University (England), she moved to New York. There she worked on the Tony Awardwinning 2004 Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles, " working with legendary composer Jerry Herman and multiple Tony Award winners Harvey Fierstein, director Jerry Zaks and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. She has families ties in California and New York, where all four of her paternal great-grandparents arrived from Eastern Europe and were processed at Ellis Island.
After returning to the U.K., Alexia completed a Ph.D. and teaching qualification. In between, she worked as a West End script-critic, box-office manager for a music festival and executive editor of a human rights journal. She loves cats, collects glass animals, and has a particular fondness for medieval sleeves.