COURTNEY ALAMEDA
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“If you’re a fan of horror . . . of classics like Dracula, of gore, of super-cool tech, of kick-ass heroes . . . READ THIS BOOK!!”    

—Alexander Gordon Smith, author of HELLRAISERS and LOCKDOWN on Shutter


BOOKS

 
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SHUTTER - Available Now!

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens . . .

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PITCH DARK - February 2018

Generations after the Earth Exodus, sixteen-year-old Laura Cruz is a shipraider whose family looks for human history scattered among the stars. Descended from a long line of adventurers and archeologists, Laura will stop at nothing to ensure her name joins her mother’s in the firmament. Fortuna. Gloria. Familia . . .

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SEVEN DEADLY SHADOWS - fall 2018

With Valynne Maetani. Set in modern-day Japan, 17-year-old Kira, who is the victim of bullying at her school, finds solace working in her grandfather’s Shinto shrine. After realizing that she can see and commune with demons, Kira partners with seven 'death gods,' or Shinigami in Japanese, to save Kyoto from destruction . . .


"ALAMEDA KEEPS THE FEAR DRIPPING FROM THE WALLS AS SHE PLUNGES HEADLONG INTO THIS FULL-SCALE THRILLER."

-Kirkus Reviews on Shutter


ABOUT ME

 

A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney Alameda now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels. Her debut novel, SHUTTER, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed as a "standout in the genre" by School Library Journal. Her forthcoming novels include the science fiction/horror mashup, PITCH DARK (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends 2018), and SEVEN DEADLY SHADOWS, an urban fantasy set in Japan. (Co-authored with Valynne Maetani. HarperTeen 2018).

Courtney holds a degree in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing. She is represented by John M. Cusick of Folio Literary. A northern California native, she now resides in Utah with her husband, a legion of books, and a tiny five-pound cat with a giant personality. 

Member HWA, SFWA, SCBWI; and SDCC Creative Professional.

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"A standout in the genre."

— School Library Journal on Shutter