A Young Adult Historical Mystery-Romance. Murder, Mystery & Music in 17th Century Venice.
A critical analysis of the surviving films of Alice Guy Blaché, the world's first woman filmmaker.
Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat is a law enforcement-themed anthology released April 25, 2017.

The contributing authors and stories are:
Fish Out of Water, the fourth installment in the Guppy Anthology series, presents 22 mystery and suspense stories that will hook you and reel you in! These rising stars of the mystery field take you cruising through deep waters teeming with danger, thrills, and the unexpected. Features an introduction by James M. Jackson. 
This book celebrates the achievements of Alice Guy Blaché (1873–1968), the first woman motion picture director and producer. From 1896 to 1907, she created films for Gaumont in Paris. In 1907, she moved to the United States and established her own film company, Solax. From 1914 to 1920, Guy Blaché was an independent director for a number of film companies.
This book explores the relationship between 2D and 3D animation, simulation, and live action cinema using the work of Tim Burton as a context. McMahan argues that cinema and animation have always had a different relationship and interdependence than we have supposed and that this relationship can be observed in changes to horror and fantasy film genres as well as changes in the use of special effects.

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).

Contact: Alison@HomunculusProds.com

What's new?

Harper Collins Children’s Books has finally approved the manuscript for R.L. Stine’s middle grade anthology Scream and Scream Again!, and my story, Kamikaze Iguanas, is included!  

The formal announcement:

Scribe of Siena cover

My lates article in The Big Thrill is about Melodie Winawer's debut novel, The Scribe of Siena.

Alexa Williams is a social activist and sleuth. She stars in Sherry Knowlton's "Dead of" series: Dead of Autumn, Dead of Summer, and now, Dead of Spring. Each book combines a major social issue, multiple murders, multiple lovers (or at least love interests) and last but not least, exotic travel.