The grandson of the late, award-winning historical fiction novelist Robert E. Trevathan (Ballanger, Red River Angel), J. Alexander Greenwood's writing experience includes feature articles, news and crime stories syndicated throughout the nation in numerous publications including the Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman.

Greenwood is author of the mystery thriller novel "Pilate’s Cross," available on Kindle and Nook. The follow-up novel, "Pilate's Key" was published in February 2012. A third novel in the series, "Pilate's Ghost" is set for October 2012 publication. All three novels are or will be available in paperback for order from your local bookstore, Lulu, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

He won first prize in the 2011 Wattpad Shelf Unbound Short Fiction award and the WritingRoom.com short fiction contest for his thriller story 'Obsidian.' His novel "Pilate's Key" is a semi-finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller in the Kindle Book Review Awards.

Greenwood is a media relations consultant and freelance writer. He is publisher of Caroline Street Press, LLC, an ebook and print-on-demand publishing imprint devoted to independent writers. Greenwood is a noted speaker on the topics of public relations and epublishing.

He resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and daughter.
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4 Published Works

Featured work.

Pilate's Cross (excerpt from the novel)

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Description: Inspired by a true story, "Pilate's Cross" follows John Pilate, his sardonic imaginary pal Simon and lovely new friend Kate as they investigate the cold case mystery of a murdered college president. In too deep to wash his hands of the mystery, Pila...

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