Titania Hardie is a serious student of esoteria. Creating the riddles for The Rose Labyrinth, she drew on her love of literature, history, music and myth, as well as her far-reaching knowledge of folklore and divination. 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 is currently completing her MA on the Romantic Poets. While she has written many non-fiction books and children's stories, The Rose Labyrinth is Titania's first novel, and is a fascinating departure from her previous work. Like Lucy, the novel's hero, she was born and educated in Sydney, Australia, but for many years has lived in Somerset with her husband and two daughters.