Katie Alender grew up in South Florida, which probably explains the recurring alligator dreams (one of which is documented in Bad Girls Don’t Die). She is the third of four children (three girls and a boy) and the child of three very loving and encouraging parents.
She attended high school at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, studying Communication Arts. From there, she went on to the Florida State University Film School, which led her to her current hometown, a tiny hamlet on the West Coast known as “Los Angeles.”
She enjoys writing, reading, sewing (especially quilts), trying to grow plants, birdwatching in the backyard, photography, visiting friends’ blogs, and hanging out with her husband (known on the blog as “the husb”) and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Winston.
Her first brush with publication was the article “So You Want to Live On Mars?” published in Sassy magazine in December 1991.
Speculative Fiction Novels (7)
| The Companion |
2020 | horror, young adult
| The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall |
2015 | horror, young adult
| Famous Last Words |
2014 | fantasy, thriller, young adult
| Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer |
2013 | fantasy, thriller, young adult
| As Dead As It Gets (Bad Girls Don't Die #3) |
2012 | horror, young adult
| From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die #2) |
2011 | horror, young adult
| Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die #1) |
2009 | horror, young adult