September means back to school, and as it happens, I’ll be teaching my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshop as one of the novel writing Masterclasses at Bloody Scotland this week. I’ve been teaching this workshop for writing groups and conventions all over the US and internationally for several years now, to aspiring authors and bestselling… Read More
I’m the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and
Anthony Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling
crime and supernatural thrillers The Harrowing,
The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen,
The Space Between, and the new Thriller Award-
nominated Huntress/FBI thriller series: Huntress
Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon. The New
York Times Book
Review has called me “a daughter of Mary
Shelley” and my novels “some of the most
original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.”
I’m a California native and a graduate of U.C.
Berkeley, where I majored in theater and minored in
everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. After college
I moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve made an interesting
living doing novel adaptations and selling original thriller
scripts to various Hollywood studios.
In my stories I like to cross the possibility of the
supernatural with very real life explanations for any
strangeness going on, and base the action squarely in fact.
THE UNSEEN is based on real paranormal research
conducted at the Duke University parapsychology lab, and
BOOK OF SHADOWS teams a Boston homicide detective and
a practicing Salem witch in a race to solve what may be a
Satanic killing. THE SPACE BETWEEN, is an edgy
supernatural YA about a troubled high school girl who is
having dreams of a terrible massacre at her school, and
becomes convinced that she can prevent the shooting if she
can unravel the dream.
I also have written paranormal romance (THE SHIFTERS,
KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS) and the non-fiction workbooks
SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS and WRITING
LOVE, based on my internationally acclaimed workshops
I live in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish crime
author Craig Robertson.
When I’m not writing I dance: jazz, ballet, salsa,
Lindy, swing — I do it all, every chance I get.
July finds summer in full swing, with the days still long, the temperatures getting hotter, and with most of us having at a few more hours of light in which to read. Luckily, some of our favorite authors saw this coming, and so July also dawns with new books from some of our favorite… Read More
The third book in my Huntress Moon series is out this week, and I thought I’d take a break from my usual posts and interviews about the crime and suspense aspects of the series and talk a little about the love story. (What???) Yes, I know. I may have written some paranormal mystery/romance, but nobody… Read More
by Jeanne Devlin When #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Robyn Carr’s Virgin River Series debuted in 2007, readers got something many didn’t even realize they had been missing: heroes with honor and integrity. With her Thunder Point Series, the Nevada author tapped another unspoken but universal desire in the idea of the beauty of… Read More
by Alexandra Sokoloff So the holiday season has started. What were the Black Friday death toll numbers, exactly? Well, you’re not going to catch me out there shopping! Instead I thought I’d blog a little about holiday books. But not exactly the way you think. It’s a little strange for me to think of myself as a holiday writer, first… Read More
by Alexandra Sokoloff Halloween is almost here; my favorite holiday and, because I write spooky paranormal thrillers, it’s my busiest time of year as a writer. I always know I’m going to have an event on Halloween night. This year I’ll be doing spooky readings at the Dark Nights, Dark Deeds Crime Festival in Grantown,… Read More
By Alexandra Sokoloff The first thing you have to know is – I am not a romance author. Yes, my thrillers are sexy and suspenseful, but they’re also dark, and some of them are downright spooky. That being said, I have written some paranormal romance, mainly due to the fact that I will do anything… Read More
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by Kyra Jacobs Ask anyone about my cooking skills, and you’ll soon learn I’m not the smoothest operator in the kitchen. Baking desserts I can do, but experimenting with a little dab of this and a touch of that for main courses? Uh, no. I need exact measurements and rules to follow. Sarcasm, however, runs… Read More