Alison McMahan

The Saffron Crocus

I adored this beautifully written, passionate book. The Saffron Crocus is a glittering, thrilling opera of a novel that plucked my heartstrings and kept me reading at fever pitch. Brava, Alison McMahan! Encore! 
~ Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Wicked Saga

WINNER: 2014 Rosemary Award for Best Historical for Young Adults
Cover of Films of Tim Burton by Alison McMahan

The Films of Tim Burton

An analysis of the effect on animation on Burton's filmmaking up to Corpse Bride.

Cover of The Lost Visionary by Alison McMahan

The Lost Visionary

A critical analysis of the surviving films of Alice Guy Blaché, the world's first woman filmmaker.

Cover of Alice Guy Cinema Pioneer by Alison McMahan

Alice Guy: Cinema Pioneer

A collection of academic papers published at the time of the Whitney Museum retrospective in 2009.

Alison McMahan is the author of 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, documentaries, (Homunculus Productions) and fiction.


Latest Blog Entries

Writing Historicals for Children and Teens: HNS Panel Summary.

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Lisa Scottoline & ITW Debut Authors at Palm Beach Peril


Oline Ogdill, Lisa Scottoline, Doug Seaver, John Connell, Alison McMahan, Sandra Block, Stu StrumwasserOline Ogdill, Lisa Scottoline, Doug Seaver, John Connell, Alison McMahan, Sandra Block, Stu StrumwasserOne of the great benefits to memberhsip in the International Thriller Writer's association is to be part of their Debut Author Program. Amy Christine Parker, a debut last year with her YA Thriller Gated, has accomplished miracles for the debut authors this year. This month she  the Palm Beach Peril, a panel at the Palm Beach Library in FL featuring New York Times Bestseller Lisa Scottoline and a handful of debut authors, including yours truly.

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Conch Town Girl by Daniel Barrett (Review)

Daniel J. Barrett's Conch Town Girl (Black Opal Books, Nov. 1, 2014) is the first in a Bloodline-style series. The family is Grandma Tillie, Grandaughter Julie, and her love-interest Joe. Julie's father makes a brief appearance.  Read more »