Alison McMahan's historical mystery, The Saffron Crocus (Black Opal Books, 2014), won the Rosemary for Best YA Historical and the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award. Short mysteries: "The New Score" (Fish Out of Water Anthology, Wildside Press, 2017) and “Kamikaze Iguanas” (Scream and Scream Again, MWA anthology for middle grade readers, edited by R.L. Stine, HarperCollins, 2018). She writes for The Big Thrill and Publisher’s WeeklyNon-fiction books: the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2005). She writes screenplays and produces documentaries for (Homunculus Productions).