Maggie Alerding is an artist living in Central New York. By day she is a jewelry sales associate for a small local jeweler. Though she loves her job, she hopes to one day support herself entirely by her art.

An interest in art came at a young age and persisted straight through high school into college, where she enrolled first as a Creative Writing student.  One year into her studies she was threatened with dismemberment and/or death if she didn't change her major to fine arts, a threat made upon the discovery that her "doodles" were far superior to her writing. Slightly offended and fearful for her life, she did so and never looked back.

 

She thanks Anna for the threat.