Latest Books

Discover the stories of Ali Cross and Alex Banks! They're one in the same ninja-chick but Ali books are for young adults and up while Alex books are for children fourteen years and younger.

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Latest Blog Posts

I blog about whatever strikes my fancy. From family stuff to writerly stuff with probably copious amounts of bragging about my boys and doting on my yorkie, Rocky. You've been warned.

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I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane!

It's super late and I have to be at the airport in five hours. Why…


If at First You Don’t Succeed

Any artist will tell you, it's almost impossible to "succeed." Because what is success, anyway?…

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It Feels Good to be at Peace Again

Do you ever go through periods when you don't feel like yourself? Not your best,…

About the Author

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Ali Cross grew up watching Bruce Lee movies and dreamed of being a kick-butt martial artist like Cynthia Rothrock. Well, she never became the kind of ninja she envisioned, but she does hold a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one sumo dog and four zen turtles. And a cache of nunchucks, staffs, kamas and other dangerous ninja-weapons.

Ali moonlights as Alex Banks where she writes wild middle grade adventures set in the faraway places of her imagination.