Allison Stalberg is a Fiction MFA student attending Southern New Hampshire University. She is a published author with short fiction and non-fiction stories published in several anthologies and magazines. She is a writer and interviewer for Knee Brace Press, where she talks to authors writing about chronic conditions, disability, mental health, and neurodivergence.
As an asexual woman, Allison likes to write stories that that stir rebellion, independent thinking, and radical love. Her writing is inspired by nature, insomnia, video games, and the ever consuming dread that comes with a decaying body.
Projects in the works:
“Adelina and the Bug Parties”
A novella that centers on the love between an immortal fairy and a soon-to-die luna moth as they tour parties, from spider funerals to termite birthdays. The piece is a “Charlotte’s Web” for young adults, balancing whimsy with darkness as well as humor with sadness. The themes in the novella are death, life, grief, and legacy.
Status: Coming out in summer 2024!
“Heidi’s House of Rescued Familiars”
A YA book about impoverished wizards and witches in the deep south, particularly in rural Louisiana. Heidi’s local rescue helps magical familiars, from teleporting cat colonies to toad hoarders. However, after vowing to rescue a human familiar, her little volunteer organization may have bitten off more than it can chew.
“Where the Carousel Ends”
“Pinocchio” meets “Watership Down” in this story about carousel horses that have come to life. Led by a real horse of flesh and blood, the fiberglass herd seek freedom the circus. Not only are they fleeing the carousel, but they find that they must change if they are to stop their bodies from going back to walking in circles.