Next Letter for Kids: Alysa Wishingrad


Our next Letter For Kids comes from author Alysa Wishingrad! Alysa writes all about her love of history, and how she can experience it through historical research and writing stories.

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Alysa Wishingrad once had a different career working in theater, film, and TV, but nothing could be better than building worlds for middle grade readers. When she’s not writing, she’s probably out walking the dogs or seeing as much theater as she possibly can. Alysa lives in the Hudson Valley of NY with her family, three cats, and two demanding dogs. The Verdigris Pawn is her debut novel. Visit her at


Photograph of Alysa Wishingrad by Kimberly Silvia Hall Photo.