Alisa Alering

Writer, editor and writing coach Alisa Alering grew up in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Mountains and now lives in southern Arizona. After attending Clarion West, her short fiction has been published in Fireside, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Podcastle, and Cast of Wonders, among others, and been recognised by the Calvino Prize. A former librarian and science/technology reporter, she teaches fiction workshops at the Highlights Foundation. Smothermoss is her first novel.

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  • Smothermoss

    24 Jul 2024

    In 1980s Appalachia, life isn’t easy for Sheila. She endures relentless taunting and bullying at the hands of her classmates; …