Alexandra Sokoloff is a California native and the daughter of scientist and educator parents, which drove her into musical theater at an early age.
At UC Berkeley (a paranormal experience all on its own) she majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. She wrote, directed and acted in productions from Shakespeare to street theater; trained in modern dance; directed and choreographed four full-scale musicals; spent a summer singing in a Montana bar; and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, which is a miracle considering—well, never mind that.
After college Alex moved to Los Angeles, where she has made an interesting living writing novel adaptations and original suspense and horror scripts for numerous Hollywood studios.
The Harrowing, her debut ghost story, was nominated for both a Bram Stoker Award (horror) and an Anthony Award (mystery) for Best First Novel. The book is based on a real poltergeist experience from her high school years. She is the author of the paranormal mystery/thrillers The Price, The Unseen and Book of Shadows and is the winner of the Thriller Award for her story "The Edge of Seventeen."
Alex is also the author of Screenwriting Tricks for Authors, a workbook based on her internationally acclaimed blog and writing workshops.
Alexandra loves to hear from readers via her email: firstname.lastname@example.org