Author Laura Tiebert moved with her family to Prince’s hometown in 2016. She had just discovered that Paisley Park was mere miles from her new home when he passed away. Feeling both grief-stricken and struck by the coincidence, she decided to reach out to the author who had written her favorite biography of Prince. She got lucky and connected with¬† Alex Hahn. Together, they went on to write The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988.¬†Laura’s experience in writing about Prince’s roots and rise to fame have transformed her into an expert on his extraordinary life, for both music lovers and his millions of fans worldwide.