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, 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 an apartment with their Pomeranian, Darth Bacchus (Dog of Wine).