alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions




I am a writer living in Indiana. I used to like to do lots of things, but now I write stories instead. The first story I ever wrote was called, “The Bad Boot.” It was about a princess and a bad boot. She gave the boot some carrots and then he wasn’t so bad anymore. I am currently working on stories involving antlers, wendigos, marzipan, paper boats, time travel, picture orchards, tangos, and the Panama canal.

I attended Clarion West in 2011, and I’m currently working on The Pony Novel.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Awesome! Antlers, Panama canal and TIME TRAVEL… GIVE! :–)

  2. Gabriel (& Christal), Glad this catches your fancy. Unfortunately, those elements aren’t all going to be in the same story. Although, now that you mention it, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea!

  3. Hello, Freshly Pressed Compatriot!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blogs and commenting, and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
    I loved the story about your feisty grandmother, and my husband and I have a very similar apron that belonged to his grandmother. He liked seeing the pictures of yours.
    Ever since seeing the film Ravenous I have been way too interested in wendigo stories. I’m really interested in reading yours when you finish it!

    • I wish I knew more about dates & fabric patterns. The apron has to be from the mid-70s or earlier, but it doesn’t strike me as particularly evocative of one time period (no psychedelic flowers, for example). I haven’t heard of Ravenous, will go look it up. My wendigo visits some soldiers during the Civil War.

  5. is your hair still pink? i love it!

  6. the story Keith crust’s lucky numbers is a good story I like it ;D

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