ALISON STINE is a writer in Appalachia. Author of the books: WAIT (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), OHIO VIOLENCE (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and LOT OF MY SISTER (The Kent State University Press, 2001), her writing has appeared in more than ninety publications including: The Nation, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, Poetry, New England Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Huffington Post.

A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, her awards include the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Brittingham Prize. Ali's original stage plays and musicals have been produced at the Cleveland Playhouse, La Habra Depot Theatre, and the Trilogy Theatre Group (Off-Broadway).

A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Ali holds a B.A. from Denison University, an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Formerly the Emerging Writer at Gettysburg College, she has taught at Fordham University, Grand Valley State University, and Ohio University, and every summer, teaches at the Reynolds Young Writers' Workshop at Denison University.