Born and educated in Sydney, Australia, Titania Hardie is the successful author of a range of distinctive non-fiction books about folklore, magic and divination, as well as a series of children’s books, The Frangipani Fairies. She has first class honours degrees in psychology and English, and was awarded the Chatterton bursary for post-graduate study at Bristol University, where she completed her MA on the Romantic Poets. In 2008 her first novel The Rose Labyrinth was published, and it is a fascinating departure from her previous work. Creating the riddles for The Rose Labyrinth, she drew on her love for literature, history, music and myth, as well as her far-reaching knowledge of folklore and divination. Her second novel, House of the Wind, was published in 2011. She lives in Somerset with her husband and two daughters.