J. Alexander Greenwood


J. Alexander Greenwood is the author of six novels: "Pilate's Cross" (2009), "Pilate's Key" (2011), "Pilate's Ghost" (2012), "Pilate's Blood" (2014), "Pilate's Rose" (2018), and "Pilate's Faith" (2021) all published by Caroline Street Press. A collection of John Pilate Mystery short stories, "Pilate's 7" was released in July 2015 in ebook format, then in paperback the following year. A novella, "Pilate's Shadow" was published in 2019. He has also written numerous non-Pilate short stories, including the award-winning "Obsidian."

"Pilate's Key" and "Pilate's Ghost" were named Kindle Book Award Semi-Finalists for Best Mystery/Thriller. All of his John Pilate Mystery novels and short stories have received acclaim as "Notable" or "Page Turner" books by Shelf Unbound Magazine. "Pilate's 7 was named #35 in the Shelf Unbound Magazine 2016 Notable Books Top 100.

He also penned the best-selling non-fiction ebook/audiobooks "Kickstarter Success Secrets" in 2012 and "The Podcast Option" in 2021.

Alex has worked as a public relations and marketing professional for more than 27 years--primarily in the broadcasting, healthcare, and higher education sectors. Previously, he worked as a newspaper editor/journalist, host of a radio talk show, and vice president of Kansas City Public Television.

He founded AGPR (formerly AlexanderG Public Relations, LLC) in 2010. The firm helps promote numerous clients, including several authors.

He is a noted speaker on the topics of image management, crowdfunding, indie publishing, inbound marketing, personal branding, crisis communication, and general management consulting.

He resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read the "Master and Commander" series, as well as just about anything by Gore Vidal and these days even good old Stephen King. I used to be quite the snob about King, and though I don't think all his books are fantastic, he usually hits more than he misses. I like innovative writers, too. A couple of good examples: Eden Baylee and Jason McIntyre.
Where do you write?
I write in a small room crammed with books, trinkets, a telescope and lots of collectible toys. On the walls are a framed 45 of The Police's "Synchronicity II" (autographed by all three members of the band), a playbill of "The Best Man" autographed by Gore Vidal and lots of miscellaneous Sherlockiana. The room overlooks a large deck on the back end of our house that I affectionately call "The Crow's Nest." It has a pirate flag fluttering in the breeze. It's a nice place to drink vodka and watch the sunsets.

I like to drink tea while I write. The best days are when the tea goes cold after two sips because I get lost in my work. I listen to a lot of Mark Snow (he scored all of the X-Files shows and features) when I write thrillers and my paranormal short stories.
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Smashwords book reviews by J. Alexander Greenwood

  • Revenge of the Siren Song on Dec. 15, 2010

    If you think Captain Jack Sparrow had all the pirate fun left in the world, then you need to read "Revenge of the Siren Song." Engaging action and battle scenes, saucy, sexy fun below decks and a weather eye towards historical detail earn this novella a tip of the captain's hat. Great read for the romance and pirate enthusiast. Set sail with the Siren Song today, matey!
  • Why I Slept Through Halloween on Jan. 17, 2011

    Cute story--a fun one to read to the kids on Halloween.
  • On The Gathering Storm on April 17, 2011

    Jason McIntyre possesses the most rare of gifts: the guts to open himself up completely combined with the ability to get it on the page. "On the Gathering Storm" fearlessly engages the reader with lush depictions of acts of cruelty, daily life and yes, horror. Perhaps most interesting, however, are the vulnerabilities of the characters--fully on view and intertwined with their determination to survive the trap in which they've been ensnared. I won't make the easy comparison to other great thriller writers--McIntyre's his own writer, one I'm delighted to read.
  • Fall into Winter on July 24, 2011

    In my experience, finding erotica with engaging characters and strong plots is unusual, and it's downright rare to find a collection of erotica with those qualities that is as elegantly written as "Fall Into Winter." These stories feature strong, self-possessed women who know what they want sexually and aren't afraid to get it. Each of the four novellas in this collection take you to the edge of fantasy but not so far out that they lose plausibility; if you like erotica that takes place in the realm of the possible, this book is for you. Sexy, arousing and fun, this elegant, witty collection is an honest, playful exploration of sexuality, seduction and lust. Eden Baylee is exceptional.
  • Zed on Oct. 28, 2016

    Visit the Cove. Take the Waters. Welcome to Dovetail Cove, where nothing on the surface is what it seems and what's under the surface of a particular hot spring pool is a veritable Oak Island of mystery. I don't recap plots in my reviews, instead I'll just say that McIntyre takes you back to a 1975 where complex issues are played out against the backdrop of simpler times. His style is one of helping you into the warmth of the story as if it were a hot spring: you get comfortable fast...then he nudges you with unseen things beneath the surface. His characters are conflicted, flawed, and all too human; they populate an island world replete with the sinister, yet commonplace motivations of greed--tempered by what can only be called the supernatural. Readers will connect with the lead character and find themselves wondering about his foibles and conflicts, but still cheering for him to survive in the midst of repulsive, bizarre happenings. If you've read other works by this author, you will see what a masterful job he does at shifting genre styles and creating a pleasurable reading experience. McIntyre knows how to hit the reader's sweet spots in a way that few can--comparing this work to some of Stephen King's latter-day short stories and novellas is no dig at McIntyre--it's a solid, honest compliment. Visit the Cove. Take the waters.