About Alysa

Author Alysa Wishingrad
Photo credit: Jeff Harris Photography

Alysa Wishingrad writes fantastical stories for young readers, tales that ask; is the truth really true? Her favorite stories are those that meld the historical with the fantastic, and that find ways to shine a light on both the things that divide and unite us all.

She is the author of Between Monsters and Marvels, which was a 2024 Golden Kite Finalist, and The Verdigris Pawn, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.

Alysa lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, two demanding rescue dogs, and a cat-shaped dog, who are either monsters or marvels, depending on the day.

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Author Alysa Wishingrad
Photo credit: Jeff Harris Photography