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

My first article for The Big Thrill!


Nancy Bilyeau, the best-selling historical author of  the series of historical thrillers The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry. A veteran of the magazine business, Bilyeau is now an editor at The Big Thrill, the magazine for the International Thriller Writers Association. She invited me to write a monthly series on debut authors. 

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After the Fall by Patricia Gussin





AFTER THE FALL is the fourth in Patricia Gussin's series about Laura Nelson, M.D. Previous books in the series include Shadow of Death, Twisted Justice, and Weapon of Choice.

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My Debut Author Experience at Thrillerfest X

THrillerfest LogoTHrillerfest LogoMy first year at Thrillerfest (conference organized by the International Thriller Writers Association) was also the year I went through the Debut Author Program organized by ITW. Thrillerfest is an amazing conference, and it is even more amazing if you are lucky enough to go as a Debut Author.

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The Euthanist by Alex Dolan



They know her as Kali. She is there to see them off into the afterlife with kindness, with efficiency, and with two needles. She’s been a part of the right-to-die movement for years, an integral member, complicit in the deaths of twenty-seven men and women, all suffering from terminal illnesses.

And she just helped the wrong patient.

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