Alexandria Brown is a queer Black librarian, local historian, writer, and author of two books on local marginalized history: Lost Restaurants of Napa Valley and Their Recipes and Hidden History of Napa Valley. She has a BA with honors in Anthropology and Sociology, a Master’s of Library and Information Science, and a Master’s in US History, specializing in Black history in Northern California. She writes about science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including adult and YA fiction, for Tor.com, Locus Magazine, and her blog bookjockeyalex.com. Her work on local marginalized history, librarianship, and diversity work have also appeared on the Lee & Low Blog, Napa Valley Life Magazine, and elsewhere. As a librarian, she has worked in archives, special historical collections, and public, academic, and school libraries, and working with teens is her favorite part of the job. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access set the foundation of all her work. Alex lives in Southern California with her pet rats and ever-increasing piles of books.