Hey guys! Thanks so much for checking out my profile!

I’m the author of six books and three novellas. The Desolation series is definitely the one closest to my heart because it tells the story of Desolation Black, a girl who thinks all the mistakes of her past have defined who she will become. I’ve also written two middle grade books, both starring twin boys, under the pen name Alex Banks.

My job also keeps me immersed in the writing world—I work for David Farland has his marketing manager and assistant. I have learned so much about publishing, marketing, writing—and just plain how to be a good human being—from working with him.

As for me as a person, even though I grew up thinking motherhood was pointless and marriage was meaningless, I’m now happily married (almost 24 years!) and the mother to two “miracle babies”—now fourteen years old (boys!).

I’m Canadian, but we live in Utah with a tortoiseshell cat named Winifred (called Fred after a character in the old show Angel), four red-eared slider turtles named Slip, Slap, Slop and Slam and the furry love-of-my-life, Rocky—a precious little Yorkshire Terrier.rocky

I call myself the writing ninja because I was obsessed with watching Bruce Lee movies and wanted to be like Cynthia Rothrock when I grew up. But I ended up getting fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome so my dreams of being a kick-butt karate warrior were never fulfilled. Then I realized—I can write kick-butt stories and the story-ninja was born!
  • West Jordan, Utah
  • JoinedFebruary 18, 2013



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AliCross AliCross Apr 13, 2014 07:00AM
Sheesh. I am a dufus. I only just now discovered the message board! I'm sorry for neglecting you!When it's not 1am I'll come back and read/reply properly. Thanks everyone!
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Stories by Ali Cross
Desolate (Desolation #2) by AliCross
Desolate (Desolation #2) #278 in Fantasy
Where darkness lives, all will become desolate. Desi chose Midgard over Hel, over her father, Loki, but she couldn’t banish the Shadow that lives within her. Working with The Hallowed, she remains vigilant agai...
Become (Desolation #1) by AliCross
Become (Desolation #1) #568 in Fantasy
09/05/15 Dear Readers, I added BECOME to Wattpad more than a year ago and I was completely Wattpad-stupid. Many of you read and commented and supported me and I ... was oblivious. I didn't know who/what/where...
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