Alexandra Sokoloff is the bestselling, Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of eleven supernatural, paranormal and crime thrillers. The New York Times has called her "a daughter of Mary Shelley" and her books "Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre."
As a screenwriter she has sold original suspense and horror scripts and written novel adaptations for numerous Hollywood studios (Sony, Fox, Disney, Miramax), for producers such as Michael Bay, David Heyman, Laura Ziskin and Neal Moritz.
Her debut ghost story The Harrowing was nominated for both a Bram Stoker award (horror) and an Anthony award (mystery), for Best First Novel. The psychological undercurrents of the story are drawn from her experience teaching emotionally disturbed and incarcerated teenagers in the Los Angeles County prison system.
Her second novel of dark suspense, The Price, explores troubling questions of what people will do for love, or personal survival, in the eerie setting of a labyrinthine Boston hospital.
Her third supernatural thriller, The Unseen, centers on a team of psychology researchers who decide to replicate a long-buried poltergeist investigation, and is based on the real-life ESP experiments and poltergeist studies conducted in the Rhine parapsychology department at Duke University.
In her fourth thriller, Book of Shadows, a Boston homicide detective must join forces with a beautiful, mysterious witch from Salem in a race to solve a Satanic killing.
Her bestselling, Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI series follows a haunted FBI agent on the hunt for that most rare of criminals: a female serial killer. Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, and Cold Moon are out now; Bitter Moon will release in November 2016. The series has been optioned for television.
She is also the author of the paranormal thrillers, The Shifters and Keeper of the Shadows (from The Keepers trilogy, with bestselling authors Heather Graham and Harley Jane Kozak), and the edgy supernatural YA thriller, The Space Between.
Alex is a California native who grew up in both Northern and Southern California as the daughter of scientist and educator parents, which drove her into musical theater at an early age. She acted, sang, danced and played classical piano through the turbulent tween years, and started directing plays at age sixteen, a year she also lived in Istanbul as an AFS exchange student and began college.
At U.C. Berkeley, she majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. While not doing—everything else—she wrote, directed, and acted in productions from Shakespeare to street theater; trained in modern and jazz dance; directed and choreographed four full-scale musicals; spent a summer singing backup vocals in a bar at Glacier National Park, audited at least three times as many classes in various subjects as she was actually taking, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, which is a miracle considering—well, never mind that.
Alex lives in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish noir author Craig Robertson. In her free time (!) she enjoys adventure travel and all kinds of dance, which she has also taught, and performs with Heather Graham's all-author Slush Pile Players. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, west, and of the Board of the Mystery Writers of America, and is the founder of WriterAction.com, a large and unruly online community of over 2000 professional screenwriters, and a member of the Killer Thrillers! author collective.
She can be found blogging and teaching her popular Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshop on her Screenwriting Tricks For Authors blog.