Alex describes herself as a recovering screenwriter, the daughter of scientist and educator parents, which drove her into musical theatre at an early age, after which she acted, sang, danced and played classical piano through the turbulent tween years. She started directing plays at sixteen and spent a year in Istanbul as an exchange student before college.
Her debut ghost story The Harrowing was nominated for both a Bram Stoker award (horror) and an Anthony award (mystery), for Best First Novel. Her second novel of dark suspense, The Price, explores troubling questions of what people will do for love, or personal survival, in the eerie setting of a labyrinthine Boston hospital.
Her third supernatural thriller, The Unseen, centres on a team of psychology researchers who decide to replicate a long-buried poltergeist investigation, and is based on the real-life ESP experiments and poltergeist studies conducted in the Rhine parapsychology department at Duke University.
In her fourth thriller, Book of Shadows, a Boston homicide detective must join forces with a beautiful, mysterious witch from Salem in a race to solve a Satanic killing.
She has also written paranormal thrillers The Shifters and Keeper of the Shadows (from The Keepers trilogy, with bestselling authors Heather Graham and Harley Jane Kozak), edgy supernatural YA thriller, The Space Between, and the suspense thrillers Huntress Moon and Blood Moon.
Alex lives in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish noir author Craig Robertson, who is also taking part in Iceland Noir. Alex is taking part in the Making it Spooky – the Supernatural in Crime Fiction panel and Craig is both taking part in one panel and moderating another.