Toastperson: Alex Beldsoe
Alex Bledsoe grew up an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He's been a reporter, photographer, editor, and
door to door vacuum cleaner salesman. He currently lives in a Wisconsin town famous for its trolls (the folklore kind, not the internet variety) where he tries to teach his
three kids to act like they've been to town before. His most recent novel is the fifth in the Tufa series, "Gather Her Round."