Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Great news - The Forensic Mystery Series has just been sold to Amazon's Audiobooks! It will be exciting to hear my words read out loud (I hope it's someone with a British accent, because I could listen to a man/woman with a British accent all day!) I'll keep you posted on the dates. Yeah!
I also wanted to share the following email with you because it makes me happy when my work encourages a reader to pursue her/his own dreams. Rachel feels like a lot of people, because forensics can be perceived as 'grim' and those who choose it 'ghoulish.' While I admit it is a difficult profession, it is, in my opinion, an extremely noble one. Who else will speak for those who have been silenced? So, to Rachel and everyone else who is walking their own path, I say, kudos.

Here is RAchel's email:

Dear Alane, I have just recently discovered your "Christopher Killer" series, and the books have totally blown me away. I am a junior in high school and I have already decided that I am going to be a medical examiner when I am older. I have always been very intrigued by forensic pathology, because there is something about being able to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves that draws me in. Up until I read "The Christopher Killer" a couple weeks ago, I felt as if I was just a crazy person who wanted to cut up dead people for the rest of my life, and that's what I felt others thought of me. After reading these books, I have found the confidence inside myself to be proud of what I want to do with the rest of my life. Also, I am VERY excited about the release of your newest book, "The Dying Breath." You can bet I will be there when it is released :) Anyways, please keep writing more amazing books! It is hard to find good, quality, interesting forensic novels these days, but you have definitely hit the nail on the head!
Thank you so much for writing these books and inspiring me even more.

Rachel Lee

Thanks, Rachel, and hugs to everyone who shares their thoughts and hearts with me. I really love to hear your thoughts!


Anonymous said...

I agree about the British accent thing. They have amazing accents haha. Can't WAIT for the Dying Breath! I'm oh-so-very excited!

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhh oct 15 is wayyyy too far away :( i cant wait whatsoever!!! its gonna be the best when i have that book in my hands!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alane! My name is michelle. I've just read your book "The angel of Death" and I just really wanted to tell you that I Loved it; it's my new favorite book so far, and I can't wait to read the next one! and also that I think you are a great writer and very inspirational to me. I'm writing a novel myself. (...and I'm only 14 - but turning 15 in December) so I hope to have this book finished soon, so that I can be known as a very young, successful writer.
Well, I just thought I'd say that I love what you're doing, and that you have a wonderful gift in writing, and that I hope to be as great as you are one day!
~ michelle ~

Anonymous said...

Hi Alane.
I am a seventh grader in missouri. I got hooked on your books since you came to MO two years ago. My mom discussed me reading your series but you said they might be a little gory and to wait another year. So I waited that whole year and purchased the 'christopher killer' the next year. I LOVE your books!!! I just pre-ordered the newest book. I have been waiting for MONTHS(since like April!!) for this book to come out. I am exited to get it and cant wait to read it. I enjoyed the first chapter that you put on for everyone to read. LOL on the british accent thing. Are you planning on writing any more forensic books?? If so, I am totally ready to buy anymore!! Keep on writing!!!
Your friends from good 'ol MO :)

Sophie said...

Can't wait for the dying Breath to come out. Only a few more days. I pre-ordered it and can't wait for it to come to my door. I love your books and hope you continue writing the series

Anonymous said...

hi alane! when is the dying breath coming out? i cant wait!

Anonymous said...

hi alane! i love your books! when is the dying breath coming out? i cant wait!

Maggie R. said...

wow, I got the dying breath from amazon today and I finished it in just a few hours. It was such a page turner! This book is the best one yet, a absoluty loved it! i hope you write more forensic books they're great!

Caitlin said...

The dying Breath was amazing. it is definatly my favorite. I've read it a couple times already and I love it. I hope you continue the series.

Kay said...

The Dying Breath was, well . . . breathtaking! I couldn't put it down, and I read it in only a handful of hours! Absolutely amazing read. Congratulations.