Rena Aliston


Rena Aliston was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. The daughter of a musician and crafter, she grew up in a creative environment, which sparked her imagination and love of the arts.

Previously writing under the name Ofira Sephiroth, Rena is the author of four poetry books – Unspeakable Truths, Volume 1: Damnation Begins; Unspeakable Truths, Volume 2: Baptism By Blood; Versified Darkness and Versified Delusions.

She was first published in 2006 when two of her poems (The Eternal, Part 1: The Renderer and The Eternal, Part 2: The Surrender) were published in The Velvet Paradox, the second Dark Poetry Anthology by Jonathan Martin.

Rena also writes micro-fiction, flash fiction, and short stories. Residing in Louisville, Kentucky, she is also a small business-owner (Chained Dolls) and independent electronic music artist (Envy’s Bane).

When not being creative, she enjoys gardening, archery and spending time with her family. Rena’s new book of poetry, Shadows and Mirrors will be released August 18, 2023.

Where to find Rena Aliston online


The Devil's Grave
Series: The Devil's Reign, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,840. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2024 by Owl-Raven Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
My eyes marveled at the sight of decaying flesh, rotting souls. We lingered in a cold world. Shadows stalked us as we traveled across the devil's grave. Deception walks among us, clinging to our shadows as we fight to survive life, overcome death, relieve pain, and escape envy's grasp. If you trod upon the earth long enough, you'll feel death's angel hovering over your carcass, pleading for you...
Woven Tales
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2024 by Owl-Raven Books. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
An empty screen, eerie serenade – who can resist woven tales sung by chiseled tongues? Woven Tales encapsulates selected poems from the Unspeakable Truths Series (Damnation Begins, 2007, and Baptism By Blood, 2009) and the Versified Series (Versified Darkness, 2008 and Versified Delusions, 2012).
Shadows and Mirrors
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2023 by Owl-Raven Books. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death, Poetry » Female authors
Shadows linger all around us, but the one we refuse to acknowledge is the one looking in the mirror. What does your reflection say about you? Shadows and Mirrors explores the darker aspects of the self. Life, death, love, hate, pain, and healing collide in this dark poetry collection from Rena Aliston.

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