Photo credit Max Photography.

Alis Franklin is a thirtysomething Australian author of queer urban fantasy. She likes cooking, video games, Norse mythology, and feathered dinosaurs. She’s never seen a live drop bear, but stays away from tall trees, just in case.

She’s represented by Sara Megibow of kt literary.

If you feel the urge, Alis can be contacted at [email protected], but please read this first.

A product of the early 80s, Alis grew up in Canberra, Australia, in a place called the Woden Valley. The mythology theme would prove prophetic, with Alis spending most of her awkward teenage years buried inside a copy of Cassell’s Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend, inflicting various Norse-themed plots onto her incredibly tolerant Werewolf: the Apocalypse group.

Despite spending a childhood insisting she was going to grow up to be an “author and illustrator”, at college Alis accidentally a whole interest in computer programming instead. This resulted in an ill-conceived attempt to enroll in Computer Science/Law at university.

The Law degree didn’t stick, and Alis replaced it with Political Science in second year, earning herself two “unscience” degrees. She also managed to accrue a husband, and they currently live together in a house far too small for the number of computers it holds.