Alisa Alering was hatched in a secret hollow in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, where she ran around barefoot and talked to the trees. She now lives, writes, and concocts questionable beverages in southern Indiana. She is a 2011 graduate of Clarion West and a 2012 winner of Writers of the Future. Her fiction is forthcoming in Clockwork Phoenix IV and from Aqueduct Press. She contributes the Writer’s Room column to Waylines magazine. Visit her at http://alisaword.wordpress.com or on Twitter @alering.