My name’s Alanna Smith. I started writing YA novels when I was in seventh grade because a friend threatened me with death if I didn’t and she had sharp pokey fingers.

I never stopped. My short fiction story White Sands was published in The Albion Review, my 10-minute play Bright Shadows won the 2013 Buffalo Young Writers Contest and received a full production at the Road Less Traveled Theater, and my full length play Jacks And The Fourth Wall will by produced by students at SUNY Geneseo in September 2013.

I’m also the author and illustrator of On the Side of the Angels: A SuperWhoLock Comic, which has spawned an active fan community on Tumblr.

I consider myself a storyphile. I devour interesting narratives in every form, whether that’s a TV show, videogame, book, movie, comic book or play. I love weird, potentially unstable characters and I love it even more when they talk to people.

My favorite books are Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, and all things Sherlock Holmes. I’m also an avid “Doctor Who” fan and love everything that involves Joss Whedon. As for plays, I’m obsessed with “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, “Superior Donuts” by Tracy Letts, “Nanking Winter” by Marjorie Chan and “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand. “The Phantom of the Opera” is my favorite musical (and possibly favorite THING) of all time.

I’m a starving artist in New York City and I’m always looking for work.

If you’re looking for assistance in:

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Comic Creation
  • Creative Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Script Reading/writing
  • Editing
  • Blogging

Or if you just want to say hi, drop me a line! I’d love to hear from you!


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