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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What Am I Doing Here, Anyway?

Lots of people don't bother to blog anymore because it's not as big a thing…

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Lullaby Ladybug’s Release Day!

Thank you for the wonderful support of my new picture book, The Lullaby Ladybug! Today's…

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It’s Official: I’m Breaking Up with Social Media

I love social media, I really do. It's just ... we're not good for each…


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.