Alexandra Carey grew up and used to live in Suffolk, England. She worked in the classical music business until 2006 when she moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she now lives with her husband, two children, dog, two cats, two terrapins and the occasional snake. She works part-time teaching Burmese refugee children. Her first children’s book, Ted Ted and the Dhobi Ghats (2010) was based on the true story of a family holiday in Mumbai, India where her young daughter lost her teddy bear. This was followed in 2012 by Ted Ted, Trouble in Tokyo - once again based on a family holiday – this time in Japan’s capital city.