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”

Belinda’s First Blurb


Michael Aronovitz, author of the terrifying ghost story Alice Walks and the subversively delightful The Voices in Our Heads has honored us with comments about “The New Governess,” the first installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda.  We’re thrilled. Here’s what he has to say about it: “The Erotic Adventures of Belinda by Tamara ThorneContinue reading “Belinda’s First Blurb”

Let the Adventures Begin


The Erotic Adventures of Belinda is a true gothic thriller, filled with steamy romance, ghosts, and some of the hottest erotica you’ve ever read. The New Governess This morning we completed our final round of revisions and sent the first installment of The Erotic Adventures of Belinda to the publisher.  This  first installment is titledContinue reading “Let the Adventures Begin”

Haunted by Sex!


We’re proud to announce that the first installment of our erotic serial novel, Belinda, will arrive in June. It’s called The New Governess.  Expect thrills, both sexy and ghostly. Visit us at our websites at: alistaircross.com and tamarathorne.com

Belinda – The First Installment


It’s been a productive couple of weeks for my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, and me, and probably the most exciting accomplishment of all is the completion of the first installment of Belinda. Yes… it is completed… and thanks to an especially haunting scene we polished off last night, it is hot. Installment #1 , which is titled TheContinue reading “Belinda – The First Installment”

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

Two True Ghost Stories From Tamara Thorne On Anything Ghost


My collaborator, horror legend Tamara Thorne, is no stranger to things that go bump in the night. Anything Ghost narrator, Lex Wahl, gives a superb reading of two of Tamara’s best! Check it out here… if you dare. ~AC~ http://alistaircross.com

Mr. Manning on Casual Friday


This weeks sexy reminder that Belinda will be here this summer… The Erotic Adventures of Belinda Belinda is an erotic serialized novel chronicling the sensual adventures of a beautiful and naïve young woman named Belinda Moorland. When she is hired as governess to the children of the handsome but mysterious millionaire, Eric Manning, she quicklyContinue reading “Mr. Manning on Casual Friday”

Tales to Terrify – Lights Out Podcast


In a couple weeks,  Tamara Thorne and I will be guests at Tales To Terrify – on the Lights Out podcast, hosted by Sylvia Shults – where we will be talking about our experiences at the allegedly haunted cabin in California. Tales To Terrify was named the Podcast of the Year by This is Horror. Once we have theContinue reading “Tales to Terrify – Lights Out Podcast”

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”

Shhh… Don’t Let Her Catch You Looking…


Here’s a peek at Belinda in one her private moments. Coming this Summer http://.alistaircross.com http://tamarathorne.com ~

Podcast for Authors on the Air


Tamara Thorne and I just finished a wonderful live interview with Pam Stack at Authors on the Air. We discussed writing, our processes, and our upcoming projects. If you missed it, here’s a link to the podcast.

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…”

Authors on the Air


Tamara Thorne and I will be live on Authors on the Air tomorrow night, April 17, at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern.  Come join us for an hour of fun and information about our projects. You can even call in with questions! Here is the direct link to the show. 

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!”

The Laces Come Undone…


Tamara and I are hard at work on the first installments of our erotic serial novel, Belinda. Our lusty heroine is already thigh-deep in a sea of sensual exploits… and we expect her to go even deeper very soon. The laces come undone this summer… For more about Belinda and other works, visit us at: http://www.alistaircross.com & http://www.tamarathorne.com

Belinda Is Coming…


The first photography session for the upcoming serial erotica, Belinda, went swimmingly. Here is a promotional picture from the sitting… There are many more to come… Look for the first installment of Belinda this summer! Visit us at: http://www.alistaircross.com & http://www.tamarathorne.com

Belinda. She’s Coming…


Belinda is a paranormally-inclined serialized erotic tale which chronicles the story of a beautiful young woman who acquires a job as governess to the children of a mysterious and unattainable millionaire named Eric Manning. This series follows Belinda from her first tentative visit to the spooky old manor, to meeting the strangely lascivious staff, and finally,Continue reading “Belinda. She’s Coming…”

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”

Thunder Road


Thunder Road, one of my favorite novels by my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, will be returning to bookstore shelves and the land of the internet this September. Here are some photos of the cover, as well as a little bit about the book: And… Thunder Road is published by Kensington Books and will be available everywhere books areContinue reading “Thunder Road”

Authors on the Air


In April, with a tentative date set for the 17th, my collaborator Tamara Thorne and I will be guests on Authors on the Air with Pam Stack. Authors on the Air is a global radio network that broadcasts to over 1 million listeners worldwide. On March 5th, Lee Goldberg will be a guest. Goldberg isContinue reading “Authors on the Air”

My Favorite Books


Among a page for news, a site map, and a few other exciting changes, a new page has been added to my website to give tribute to the books I have read and loved. As the website expands, it only felt right to give some recognition to these writers and their books. The  page displaysContinue reading “My Favorite Books”

Rackin’ it Up


Grandma’s Rack, the short story turned novella turned full-length collaborative novel is bouncing right along with enough speed and determination to rival a pair of smooth, round, metaphorical melons bounding down a steep and obstacle-free figurative mountainside. Today, my co-author – veteran horror novelist Tamara Thorne – and I spent three hours brainstorming new scenesContinue reading “Rackin’ it Up”

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…”

Welcome to the Dungeon…


After a grueling couple weeks of getting everything together in order to set my website live, success has been obtained. It’s been over a year since I decided I really needed to get one, and almost nine months since I’ve been been actively working at making it happen. Naturally, there were bumps in the road:Continue reading “Welcome to the Dungeon…”

GRANDMA’S RACK Revealed!!


  There’s a new coven in town… War of the Witches The plague witches have declared war, and ten-year-old Joey is in more trouble than he can even imagine. As the town of Milkwort becomes a battleground of magic and mayhem, the only thing he seems to have on his side is the sweet, soft-spokenContinue reading “GRANDMA’S RACK Revealed!!”

Almost There…


We’re only four days away from the cover reveal for the collaborative novel Tamara Thorne and I are working on. Currently, the artwork is done, and it is just going through some minor revisions. Also on Monday, my website – which I am lovingly referring to as The Dungeon – is going live. Thank you toContinue reading “Almost There…”

Exposing, Disclosing, and Revealing


My website is officially schedule to go live December 16th, one week from tomorrow. At that time, there will also be a cover reveal for the joint project  Tamara Thorne and I are writing. I will post it here, and it will also be on my website. Along with the cover, we will be giving aContinue reading “Exposing, Disclosing, and Revealing”

The Truth About Fiction


I’m always amazed at what goes into writing a book, and as I approach the beginning of the end of my current collaboration with Tamara Thorne, I’m reminded of how precious this really is to me. I can remember the days when it was new; back when I wrote little more than an occasional stray paragraph – or jotted downContinue reading “The Truth About Fiction”

Websites, and New Years, and Books, Oh My!


The art design for my website is back from ‘slicing’ – whatever that means – and now, it’s just a matter of adding the content to the pages before we can set it live. That shouldn’t take more than a week or two, I think, as I have been working on the content already forContinue reading “Websites, and New Years, and Books, Oh My!”

Who’s That Girl?


A collaborative post by Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross   If you’ve been following our progress you probably know we are nearing the end of our soon-to-be-revealed collaborative project. You also might have heard us talking about a woman named Belinda. Recently, we’ve had some people ask us who she is, so we decided it’sContinue reading “Who’s That Girl?”

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST


Earlier this month, I was honored when The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST approached me and invited me to do an interview for their November issue. They asked me lots of unique questions about writing, horror, and working with Tamara Thorne. I had a good time doing it. Click on the link aboveContinue reading “The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST”

Collective October


Another horror month has come and gone, and as it is for all writers of the macabre, it was a busy month for me. I had a lot of interviews, guest blogs, and other Halloween-related events, and between them, my collaborator Tamara Thorne and I worked diligently to stay on top of our work-in-progress. We not onlyContinue reading “Collective October”

Halloween News


Happy Halloween! I will be featured and interviewed in the November 11th issue of The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST, where I will be discussing my collaboration with Tamara Thorne, my influences, Beautiful Monster, and the horror genre in general. I will post the link to the interview when it goes live.Continue reading “Halloween News”

Thorne & Cross on Halloween


Halloween is fast approaching and we have been having a terrible time deciding what to be. We want our costumes to go together to celebrate our upcoming collaborations, but since we’re several states apart, we have to be really creative or people won’t get it. What follows are some conversations we’ve had on the topic as weContinue reading “Thorne & Cross on Halloween”

13 Ghost Stories by Tamara Thorne


8 southern California newspapers are showcasing my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, in a feature of SoCal’s most haunted places. Tamara is the bestselling author of sixteen books and anthologies, and has been a paranormal researcher for most of her life.  Follow the link to find out which places in southern California have the most ghosts!  http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifestyle/20131030/haunted-lighthouses-13-la-area-ghost-stories-from-author-tamara-thorne

Tamara Thorne at Mysterious Galaxy


It’s just hours until tomorrow’s Halloween party/book signing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego tomorrow at 2 pm where my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, will be signing books. If you’re in the San Diego area, be sure to stop by, or if you can’t make it and want some signed or personalized books for yourself or gift-giving,Continue reading “Tamara Thorne at Mysterious Galaxy”

The White Room


Anyone  who’s been around me in the past several years has probably heard me talk about “The White Room.” The White Room is a manuscript I began way back in 2006. It’s a vampire novel that touches on addiction, family loyalty, redemption, and even dabbles a little in BDSM. In 2006, the idea struck me, and I immediately began writing it.Continue reading “The White Room”

Tamara on Defending the Pen


Hello, all. The other day I shared the link to my Halloween feature on Defending the Pen. Tonight, I am sharing my collaborator’s (Tamara Thorne.) Give it a look-see and find out why I adore this woman so much. She’s a scream. And, her answers kinda cross-pollinate my own. Good times. Tamara Thorne on Defending the Pen:Continue reading “Tamara on Defending the Pen”

Defending the Pen


What famous slasher-flick killer would I be if given the choice? What am I most afraid of? What was my favorite Halloween to date? And what the hell does Madeline Kahn have to do with any of this? The answers to these, and many more, can be found at my Bwa ha ha ha Halloween InterviewContinue reading “Defending the Pen”

A Review, a Release, and a Reminder


Good evening, Cross Talkers, Trisha at Delisha’s Place recently did a review for Beautiful Monster. Read it here: http://delisha1964.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/review-beautiful-monster/#comments and be sure to give this very sweet lady a follow. If you love all things words, books, and more words, you’ll dig her. I promise. Also, the project I’ve been working on with Tamara Thorne isContinue reading “A Review, a Release, and a Reminder”