Real Ghosts


Remember when the parapsychologists in Poltergeist tell the Freelings about a fantastic poltergeist experience they’d had just before they see what’s going on in Carol Ann’s room? It goes like this: LESH Yes, Ryan photographed an extraordinary episode on a case in Redlands. RYAN A child’s toy, a small matchbox vehicle, rolled seven feet acrossContinue reading “Real Ghosts”

An Interview with Dead People


We really didn’t get to know the first victims of The Cliffhouse Haunting’s own serial killer, Hammerhead, so we’d thought we’d take a moment and talk with them about their experience in our novel. First, here they are in action: Hammerhead heard voices and paused. One male, one female.  It had been a long timeContinue reading “An Interview with Dead People”

Christopher Moore joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


This Thursday at 9:30 pm EST, we are thrilled to introduce Christopher Moore as our guest at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! We’ll spend the hour talking to Christopher about writing, his hobbies, and his upcoming book, Secondhand Souls, available on August 25th. Christopher Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including the internationalContinue reading “Christopher Moore joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

THE CRIMSON CORSET: News


As the release of The Crimson Corset draws close, I find myself humbled by the amount of interest that readers have taken in this book. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about its release date, what formats it will be available in, and whether or not it is part of a series. I’m flattered by this interest, and willContinue reading “THE CRIMSON CORSET: News”

And The Show Goes On …


After two weeks of reading, rewriting, and reading again, I’ve completed the first major edit of The Crimson Corset. The manuscript still has to go through the official editors, but after that (and a final read-through) The Crimson Corset will be a real book, ready for consumption. The expected eBook release is mid to late July and shortly thereafter, it will go to paper.Continue reading “And The Show Goes On …”

Writing with T & A: Psychic Vampires


If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve no doubt run into a psychic vampire or two. These passive-aggressive hangers-on will, if allowed, suck your life force away, all the while paying you compliments, asking for advice, and creating drama meant to suck you into their world and make you worry about their well-being. TheContinue reading “Writing with T & A: Psychic Vampires”

Q & A: The Cliffhouse Haunting


Our readers have been asking questions about our new novel, The Cliffhouse Haunting.  We’ve collected some up to answer here. Is the Cliffhouse Lodge based on a real hotel? Yes, in some ways. It was built by an architect associated with Gilbert Stanley Underwood, designer of Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel, Grand Canyon Lodge, and the TimberlineContinue reading “Q & A: The Cliffhouse Haunting”

A Blurb from Jay Bonansinga, Author of THE WALKING DEAD


Jay Bonansinga, author of HEADCASE, LUCID, and the New York Times bestselling wildly popular THE WALKING DEAD series, gave us a blurb on our novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING! We loved what he had to say. I couldn’t be any prouder than I am right now. “Thorne and Cross bring the goods with THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING,Continue reading “A Blurb from Jay Bonansinga, Author of THE WALKING DEAD”

THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING Reaches Bestseller Status


We’re thrilled to announce that THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING has officially reached Amazon’s bestseller list. It ranks right behind Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, and Tom Clancy’s THREAT VECTOR. THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING takes place in the fictional town of Cliffside, California, where in 1887, the Cliffhouse Lodge became famous for its luxurious accommodations, fineContinue reading “THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING Reaches Bestseller Status”

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…”

Interview with Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross


In just a few hours, Tamara Thorne and I will be guests at Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb. We’ll be talking about our new novel, THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING. The show starts at 3:30 pm PT, 4:30 pm MT, 5:30 pm CT, 6:30 pm ET. Just click the link to listen! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2015/04/21/authors-tamara-thorne-and-alistair-cross-return-to-conversationslive (Tamara Thorne) (Alistair Cross)

THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING


THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING is available now: http://www.amazon.com/Cliffhouse-Haunting-Tamara-Thorne-ebook/dp/B00VL9LUC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428264698&sr=8-1&keywords=cliffhouse “Thorne & Cross keep the surprises coming as swiftly as a master magician… the characters quickly become people we know, but then wish perhaps we didn’t… the laughter of recognition rides like bubbles on the surface of a deep flowing darkness… there’s something cold in here.” ~ MarkContinue reading “THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING”

Cliffhouse… Unleashed!


In summer of 2012, just a few months after we met and began talking on the phone and through email, we had an idea that we thought would make a great book. It was a ghost story, set in a large lodge in the San Bernardino mountains in California. It involved a cop, a NewContinue reading “Cliffhouse… Unleashed!”

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:

Coming Very Soon…


“Thorne & Cross are clever. The plot they create reads effortlessly, and they make us laugh and cringe and widen our eyes, looking away from the text at times to say, “Oh, no you didn’t.” But they did.”  Michael Aronovitz – author of Alice Walks, The voices in Our Heads, and The Witch of theContinue reading “Coming Very Soon…”

Horror News


March 24th, 2015 Tamara and I finished the final edits on THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING today. Tomorrow it will go off to the publisher for finishing touches and will make its way to e-readers by the end of this month – assuming nothing goes wrong. It’s been a joy writing this novel with Tamara and I’mContinue reading “Horror News”

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.”