Alisa Alering was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania where she ran around barefoot and talked to the trees. She now lives in the somewhat flatter environs of southern Indiana. A former librarian, she writes stories that open the door to secret worlds that lurk within our own. She is a 2012 winner of Writers of the Future. Her short fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Flash Fiction Online and Clockwork Phoenix IV.