alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions

FAQ

Q. Do you have any pets?

A. Three cats, one dog. All geriatric.

Q. How did you know you wanted to become a writer?

A. What choice did I have? I’m self-absorbed, terrible at talking to people, and love reading.

Q. Favorite book of all time?

A. It’s not within my nature to be able to answer this question definitively. Books I have been known to love with a mad, crushed-out stupor include:

  • Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick
  • Middlemarch, George Eliot
  • Dance, Dance, Dance, Haruki Murakami
  • Tripmaster Monkey, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi
  • The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

Q. Advice for other writers?

  1. Write what you love, it will all work out.
  2. Really.
  3. But it’s probably going to take a long time.
  4. Don’t quit.

Q. If you were an animal, what would you be?

A. A tapir. Then I could lie around in the sun all day eating mangoes.

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