Interviews, Books, and Horror. Oh my…


It’s been a busy month! On the 2nd, we released our first collaborative novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, then a few days later, DEAD GIRLS, the 6th installment of our serialized Gothic novel, THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST, came out. Both are available on Amazon, as well as the previous RAVENCREST installments, DARKER SHADOWS (#1-3), CHRISTMAS SPIRITSContinue reading “Interviews, Books, and Horror. Oh my…”

On the Other Side of the Mic


Tamara Thorne and I just did an interview at Authors on the Air with host, Pam Stack. We talked about THE GHOSTS OF RAVENCREST, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING, our writing process, and some of our upcoming guests on Haunted Nights LIVE! Click the pic below to listen to the show:

Two a.m.


March 12, 2015 It’s been a decade since I began concentrating my energy and aiming my efforts at a specific destination – and only in the past year or two have things started to make some sense. The journey from there to here has been a long hard practice in blind faith, and while the distanceContinue reading “Two a.m.”

Update for January


As planned, we finished off Night Moves, the 5th installment of The Ghosts of Ravencrest. We wrapped up the final scene last night and during the next week or so, we’ll be doing final edits and deciding on cover art. The final product should be out by the end of January. We received confirmation this morning from NewContinue reading “Update for January”

Avoiding Unexpected Feline Fatherhood


It came to me a year ago, and looking back on it now, I suppose it showed up at the appropriate time. It was just a few weeks before Halloween – and a few weeks after Tamara Thorne and I began digging into the witchcraft elements of our novel Grandma’s Rack – that the creatureContinue reading “Avoiding Unexpected Feline Fatherhood”

The End Is Upon Us


  If you had told me ten years ago, when I really got serious about this writing thing, that I would one day write a novel with Tamara Thorne – one of my longtime horror heroes – I would have scoffed, chortled, guffawed and otherwise vehemently disbelieved you. But as I’ve always said, life hasContinue reading “The End Is Upon Us”

150,000 Words and Counting


Today, we passed the 150,000 word mark on our current work-in-progress, a horror novel which was actually the first concept Tamara Thorne and I ever discussed writing together. It’s taken a few detours, but at its core, it’s the same story we created over a year ago now. We still have a few thousand words toContinue reading “150,000 Words and Counting”

110,000 Words… and Counting…


Tamara Thorne and I are kicking literary ass these days. A few hours ago, we hit 110,000 words on our collaborative project (not Belinda, and not Grandma’s Rack, but the other book). Had this novel been content to conclude itself at the average length of 80,000 to 120,000 words, it would be complete, but asContinue reading “110,000 Words… and Counting…”

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro at Open Road Integrated Media


Chelsea Quinn Yarbro – Author is the first woman to be named a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild and is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). She is a good friend, a great lady, and I am honored beyond words that Grandma’sContinue reading “Chelsea Quinn Yarbro at Open Road Integrated Media”

Sallie’s Book Reviews


Sallie’s Book Reviews featured Tamara Thorne and I as guest authors. Check it out here. Thank you, Sallie’s Book Reviews, for your interest and the wonderful guest spot. To learn more about us and the soon-to-be released first installment of our serialized erotica, The Erotic Adventures of Belinda, visit us at: http://alistaircross.com and http://tamarathorne.com

Writing… and Riding the ‘One Day’ Wave


You know those books you’re going to write ‘one day’ but never seem to get around to? Well, for me, ‘one day’ has arrived, and let me tell you, Bub – it’s nuts. I rode the ‘one day’ wave for as long as I respectably could, but eventually, you have to get off – andContinue reading “Writing… and Riding the ‘One Day’ Wave”

Just a Few More Hours Now…


In just a few more hours now – 5:00 pm Pacific, 8:00 pm Eastern time – my collaborator, horror legend Tamara Thorne, and I will be live at Authors on the Air. They do call ins, so if you have a question for either of us about our work, our writing processes, or anything else,Continue reading “Just a Few More Hours Now…”

Grandma, Belinda, Haunted Cabins, and Author Interviews…


Before getting into anything else, I want to share a great joint interview I did with my collaborator – horror legend Tamara Thorne – at Gingernuts of Horror. We covered everything from horror, erotica,  ghost hunting, and photography to our solo works, our process, our plans, and a bit about a future novel we haven’t discussed untilContinue reading “Grandma, Belinda, Haunted Cabins, and Author Interviews…”

Scandalous Interview!


Gingernuts of Horror has just published a wonderful and scandalously fact-filled interview with Tamara Thorne  and me. You’ll find out how we met, how we work, news about our horror novel,Grandma’s Rack,  and our erotic serial novel, Belinda. You’ll see news of Tamara’s  Candle Bay sequel, and my solo novel, The White Room. We also give the skinny on howContinue reading “Scandalous Interview!”

Thorne & Cross Go Live!


(Tamara Thorne) Hello all, The date and time for our upcoming interview is official. Tamara Thorne and I will be live at Authors on the Air with Pam Stack on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST. We’ll be discussing our upcoming projects Grandma’s Rack and Belinda as well as anything else that happens to come up. (AlistairContinue reading “Thorne & Cross Go Live!”

Current Status & Upcoming Events


Hello all, My collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and I have made substantial progress on Grandma’s Rack these past two weeks. I’ve completed all my scenes in acts one and two and am well into the remaining scenes of act three. Tamara is kicking out scenes of her own as well as spending a lot of time editing andContinue reading “Current Status & Upcoming Events”

February Update


I wrote an update on the work in progress in my journals on my website. To read about it, go here: http://alistaircross.com/Cross-Talk Also, an interview I did for Eliza Gale at Eliza Gale’s Interviews has gone live. Check it out at: http://elizagalesinterviews.com/2014/02/18/an-interview-with-horror-writer-alistair-cross/ Thank you, Eliza, for a great interview.

It… and Author Interview Corner


Today, I finally finished It by Stephen King. I say ‘finally’ not because it was a drag to read but because it’s taken a while to get through (the book is 1090 pages). I haven’t had much free time due to my busy writing schedule, but I try to always take at least one dayContinue reading “It… and Author Interview Corner”

Interview


Hello all, The interview at One Writer’s Journey is up and waiting to be visited. Thank you, Penny Ehrenkranz for the wonderful interview. Soon, Tamara and I will be posting the final night of our Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin adventure. If you want to read the previous nights, you can go to my website:Continue reading “Interview”

But it can be done…


It’s after four in the morning on Friday and for the second night now I’m sitting in front of my computer watching YoutTube videos with the notorious feline stalker, Pawpurrazzi. From the safety of her perch on my shoulder, together we behold the wonders of funny cat videos, Oprah Winfrey interviews, and clips expounding onContinue reading “But it can be done…”

One Writer’s Journey


In ten days (January 13th, 2014) the interview Tamara Thorne and I did for Penny Ehrenkranz’s site, One Writer’s Journey, is set to go live. I will post the link here when it does, but until then give her a visit and have a look at all the author and illustrator interviews, writing tips, and other fun stuffContinue reading “One Writer’s Journey”

Scary Christmas to All…


Merry Christmas morning everyone. It is after five a.m. here and I’ve been up all night wrapping gifts while Pawpurrazzi – my feline accomplice – pawed at the tape dispenser, played in the curtains, and finally fell into a peaceful slumber on my lap. I’ve heard the stores on Christmas Eve are a frenzied mess,Continue reading “Scary Christmas to All…”