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About Alison McMahan
She applies the same sense of adventure to her mysteries for all eras. Her historical mystery novel, THE SAFFRON CROCUS (Black Opal Books, 2014), won the Rosemary Award for Best YA Historical and the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award. Her short mystery "The New Score" appeared in the FISH OUT OF WATER Anthology (Wildside Press), and "The Drive By" in the BUSTED: ARRESTING STORIES FROM THE BEAT Anthology (LevelBest Books) April 2017. "Kamikaze Iguanas" appeared in the MWA anthology for middle grade readers entitled SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, edited by R.L. Stine, (HarperCollins, 2018). "King Hanuman" is forthcoming from the SinCLA Anthology FATALLY HAUNTED, to be published by Down&Out Press.
She is the author two books of nonfiction: THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON: ANIMATING LIVE ACTION IN HOLLYWOOD (Bloomsbury 2005), and the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury 2002), which was translated into Spanish by Plots Ediciones. It was adapted into the documentary BE NATURAL. She is a regular contributor to The Big Thrill (online magazine of ITW) and a reviewer for Publisher's Weekly.
Alison is represented by Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary.
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GOOD NEIGHBORS, by Cori Lynn Arnold
DEAD GIVEAWAY, by Chelle Martin
BOTTOMS UP, by Su Kopil
THE WRITER, by Steve Shrott
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GOSSIP, by Susan Daly
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CRIME ON HOLD, by Claire Ortalda
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STEP AWAY FROM THE COW, by C. C. Guthrie
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