Alisa (Wright) Fernez is a native and resident of Staunton, located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. She has lived in many other parts of the state as well as in New York and Connecticut, but has always considered Staunton home.


Country Sunshine – Dottie West

She has been a writer since she first learned how to hold a pencil. She has also been a stand-up comedian in New York City, a singing (and dancing!) waitress with Spirit Cruises, a disc jockey, a drummer in a rock band, and a teacher for a professional children’s theatre company.

She is an (un)accomplished musician and plays many instruments, all badly – except for the drums. She plays those fairly well.

Her skills include climbing trees when chased by a bear,

making bird calls with blades of grass,

juggling (one ball at a time),

and finding four leaf clovers, a gift passed down to her from her father.

She is an advocate for autism awareness and serves on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit therapeutic horsemanship program.

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In addition to her “Suspenders Girl” Blog and Podcast, she is a published author, and has written a play and three screenplays. She is in the process of writing her second book, “Living In Holland”.

Non-fiction “Making Life Joyful! Joyful! For Children With Autism”

Play “Grave Conversations”

Screenplays “Keep Off The Grass” “Stockpiling Wishes” “Four Fathers”

Current Ongoing Blog “Suspenders Girl”

Current Ongoing Podcast “Suspenders Girl”

In Progress “Living In Holland”