Desert Mountains

Stories Give Us Courage

to find our wings and soar


fellow Earth-Treader
& Dreamer

I'm so glad you stopped by!

My newest book, Endlewood, is out now! It's available on Amazon and at major retailers like Barnes & Noble. The Earth-Treader and The Wishing Seed are available at those same places as well.

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I hope you'll stick around!

White WIld Flowers


Out now!

In Griskol, magic and deceit are forbidden. And to practice any form of them could lead to death.

Holland doesn’t know who she is. For reasons she can’t explain, she’s drawn to the tragic story, "The Tale of Endlewood", seeking to leave home and find where she belongs, even if it means disguising her identity—an action that could cost her everything.

Markus Fenn has always known his purpose: to farm the land his father left behind and to care for his aging mother and younger siblings. Unlike his best friend, Holland, he’s content with his lot in life.

But when a sinister plot rocks the country of Griskol, Holland finds herself in the middle of the chaos, and Markus’ familiar, rural life is upended in the midst of it. Griskol may have been right about magic all along.

In this epic tale of love and loss, accompanied by mermaids, fae, and dragons, will Holland find where she truly belongs? Or will she open her heart enough to realize her home has been with her the whole time?

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Cloudy Mountain


Praise for Alissa J. Zavalianos


The Earth-Treader was an incredibly captivating, deeply imaginative, coming-of-age young adult fantasy novel that depicted the triumph of good over evil. There were so many unexpected twists and turns that I kept turning the pages. Alissa Zavalianos successfully created an original world and lovable protagonists. This novel is worth the read for anyone who loves a good adventure story!”

 - Jordan Taylor Nilan, Goodreads Review

Trees and Mountains

“But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.”

- Samwise Gamgee