Visit Cleo Coyle at her online coffeehouse: CoffeehouseMystery.com ~ and her haunted bookshop: HauntedBookshopMystery.com
CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, collaborating with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With well over 1 million copies of their books in print, Alice and Marc have written 18 entries in their New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse Mysteries series with their latest, BREWED AWAKENING, honored on 5 Best of Year lists by reviewers. Their previous entry, SHOT IN THE DARK, was a Best of Year Fresh Fiction Finalist, awarded a starred review by Library Journal and chosen as its MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH. This critically acclaimed series of light, amateur sleuth mysteries has now earned three starred reviews, including a Kirkus Star with multiple entries named Best Mystery Books for Book Clubs. Look for their 19th Coffeehouse Mystery, coming from Penguin Random House, in 2021.
Together Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini also write the popular HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES, first released under the pen name Alice Kimberly. After a decade-long hiatus, Alice and Marc resumed writing the series for their longtime publisher. Their latest entry, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER, is now a national bestseller and was a "Best Book of 2018" selection by Suspense Magazine. Their upcoming entry in the series, THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT, is coming soon and now available for pre-order.
Alice Alfonsi grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study creative and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and bestselling media tie-in writer (who even served as the ghostwriter for an Entertainment Weekly media tie-in Best Book of the Year), Alice lives and works in New York City, where she first met her husband, Marc Cerasini. Marc was also born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of Ohio University. He is a New York Times bestselling author of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.
Working independently and together, Alice and Marc have also penned bestselling tie-in properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Alice, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com. Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Alice and Marc have given.