For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.
Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.
Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.
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Bird of Paradise
Take one mysterious man who isn't what he seems, add in his monstrously large cat, finish with a body-image-challenged heroine named Hero, and you get Bird of Paradise, a novella featuring Adam the private detective, Hero the undercover journalist, and Jesus the cat, who may or may not be depressed over his neutering.
American versus Englishman—will it be a war of wits, or a battle to find their hearts? Alix hasn’t had much luck in her life, but a trip to London, a matchmaking landlady, and the handsome Scotland Yard detective living above her indicate her luck is about to change. Has she truly found her perfect man, or will the disasters that dog her steps destroy everything she’s hoped for?
Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Hotties
Reasons why my life sucks right now
The end of high school. You’d think that’s good, right? Remember that episode of Buffy where the demon snake eats everyone at her graduation? That would be an improvement over mine.
Dorm life. Thumbs way up on moving away from home, but down, down, down on the Geek Dorm where I’ll spend the next four years.
The Taming of the Dru
With plans to snare Fang as her boyfriend at last, and her best friend Dru visiting for a short vacation, Emily envisions her last month in England to be filled with shopping, clubbing, and fun with a capital F. But when Fang comes home from a trip to New Zealand with a girlfriend in tow, her whole life seems to go bad.
What's French for "Ew!"?
Spring break arrives, and that means it’s time for Emily to brush up on her sadly lacking French language skills. Unfortunately her attempts to conquer strange French cuisine, enjoy romance with boyfriend Devon—and oh, yes, there’s that little thing about learning the language—end up in …well, let’s just call it The French Revolution II and leave it at that.
They Wear WHAT Under Their Kilts?
Sixteen-year-old Emily spends her month of work experience on a Scottish sheep farm, complete with wild sheep, her best friend Holly, and Ruaraidh the shepherd, AKA the Scottish God of Love who just happens to have eleven fingers.
Kilt-watching, disasterous castle tours, graffiti spraypainted sheep, and tanning lotions gone horribly awry—it’s just another month in the life of Emily.
The Year My Life Went Down the Loo
When 16-year-old Emily’s family uproots her from Seattle to England right before her junior year, she has to adjust to a whole new lingo, new friends, and worst of all, no malls. Luckily hunkalicious British boys do exist!
Bring Out Your Dead
Battling a demon lord is all in a day’s work for the Dark One named Sebastian. But now he must take on a horde of unhappy zombies and an obnoxious teen vampire if he wants to win the hand of the one woman who can make him whole.
Note: this novella was originally published in the Just One Sip and My Zombie Valentine anthologies in 2006 and 2010, respectively.
Suffragette in the City
Cassandra Whitney is a New Woman, from her forward-thinking attitudes toward women and society, right down to her determination to take a lover--just as soon as she can find one who doesn't dribble soup, or yell at her for her involvement with the suffrage movement. Unfortunately, the only candidate she's found worthy is the annoying, but sinfully attractive, Griffin St. John.
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