Hi, what’s your name and what do you do?
Hello, my name is Alexandra Drerea Ramsey, but you may call me Twang, and I’m a Dragon Handler. I breed and train dragons and I have some of the finest in Europe. My youngest was born in December and his name is George. He’s a bit naughty, although he can be adorable when he wants.
Why are you called Twang? What are your hobbies?
That’s the sound of the arrow shot by the crossbow. I shoot very well and the crossbow is my favourite weapon. I also weld pretty well, bake and sew my own clothes, and as you can see they are perfect. The dragons aren’t a hobby, they are my work, my passion and my life.
Tell us about your family.
I grew up with Vampires. I'm not a vampire though, I was taken in their home and they never killed me, as you can see. It's not true that they sparkle when exposed to the sunlight, I must tell you, and they never treated me like some kind of pet either. I was soort of adopted by them and they were very loving.
This other thing that vampires should have females is utterly ridiculous! They are not some kind of strange animals, they are like you and me, only slightly colder and not vegan. Plus there are gay vampires as well, and they don't tend to stick with their "mates" like some make you believe. It's not like they are birds or something... I find some details from other writers quite unsettling, let me tell you that.
Where do you live? And who do you live with?
I live in a castle on the shores of a Schottish Loch, I love it there, the castle has been family property for many generations. I share my house with our Healer, our Protector and our Spiritual Guide. And my dragons of course! The live in the caves on the estate, I only keep the newborns in my workshop, because they tend to set everything on fire when they are asleep.
Do you go on holidays? And if so, where do you go?
I never go on real holidays, I travel for business mainly, and I often go to Italy, to the Lake Garda, where I have some dear friends I visit. One of the finest Dragon Handlers in Europe lives there, he gives me a lot of pointers about the dragons. It’s always important to be up-to-date about everything that happens in our field. Dragons are my life, as I said. But if I had to go on holiday, I would still go to the Lake Garda, it’s nice there and my friends are lovely people.
Who are your friends?
Omobono Andreis is their Dragon Handler, then there is his wife, Teresa; I enjoy spending time with their Protector, Victoria Springer and her boyfriend Joe; their Healer, Susanna Del Lago, is also fun to be around. The gnome Lucio lives in Susanna’s garden, he is the famous Lucio, you know, the one that travels around the world and trains the Protectors before they start their carrier. And the golden fairy Agatha lives there in the area. She has someone now, a Nature Spirit called Chloros, a nice green thing.
Thank you for telling us a bit more about you.
Thank you for taking the time!