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IN THE BAG

by Alissa Grosso

Tamsyn learns that a grisly discovery she made is connected to a haunting phone call, but when she searches for answers what she finds is a little too close to home for comfort. Read this fast-paced thriller for free today, when you sign up for Alissa’s email newsletter.

About the author

Alissa Grosso is an author of adult mystery thrillers and YA novels who lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

When she’s not busy writing she can be found hanging out with her boyfriend Ron or creating some cute and quirky digital art.

The Culver Creek Series

Up the Creek

An unsolved murder. Disturbing dreams. A missing child. Book 1 in the Culver Creek series.

Factory Girls

Dead women. Shady employers. Dark conspiracies. Book 2 in the Culver Creek Series .

Haunted Houses

Family secrets. Ghostly photos. Shady business deals. Book 3 in the Culver Creek Series.

Blood Answer

Stolen identities. Found family. Relentless killers. Book 4 in the Culver Creek Series.

Additional Books

Girl Most Likely to Succeed

Troubled by the recent deaths of her former classmates, Katrina goes hunting for answers, but will she be able to live up to her girl-most-likely-to-succeed title in time to save her friends?

In the Bag

Tamsyn learns that a grisly discovery she made is connected to a haunting phone call, but when she searches for answers what she finds is a little too close to home for comfort.

Unnamed Roads

When she discovers a clerical error on her birth certificate Petra sets off on a road trip to track down her mother with her sweepstakes-obsessed grandmother and  boy from her school in tow.

News

Blood Answer is out Today

Blood Answer is out Today

Today's an exciting day for me. The fourth and final book in my Culver Creek series is out today. Blood Answer is the final book about police detective Sage Dorian. This mystery series was the first that I have written, and while I've had some challenges along the...

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Haunted Houses is now available!

Haunted Houses is now available!

I'm excited to announce that Haunted Houses, the third book in my Culver Creek series is now available. Here's a bit more about my latest novel: Family secrets, ghostly photos, shady business deals. When her father’s murder conviction is overturned a real estate agent...

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Factory Girls is Now Out

Factory Girls is Now Out

I'm so excited to announce that my newest book Factory Girls is now available. Factory Girls is book 2 in the Culver Creek series. Here's a little about the book: Dead Women, Shady Employers, Dark Conspiracies. Chaz is struggling to make it as a freelance journalist...

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My Partners in Crime Book Tour Kicks Off Tuesday

My Partners in Crime Book Tour Kicks Off Tuesday

I'm so excited! My Partners in Crime book blog tour kicks up today to celebrate the launch of my new book Up the Creek, the first in the Culver Creek Series. I invite you to check out all the different stops on this tour, and to enter to win an Amazon gift card. Check...

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The Up the Creek R & R Blog Tour Kicks off This Week

The Up the Creek R & R Blog Tour Kicks off This Week

This is a pretty big week for me. Up the Creek, the first book in my new Culver Creek series comes out this week, and in honor of that I'll be hitting the book blog tour circuit. My R & R Book Tour kicks off on Monday, January 11th, and I invite you to visit the...

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Virtual Launch Party Scheduled for January 12

Virtual Launch Party Scheduled for January 12

I'm having a party, and you're invited! I'll be hosting a virtual launch party or my new book Up the Creek on January 12th at 7 pm EST on the Awkward Author YouTube channel. You're invited to join me for this live streaming event by way of an online chat. I'll be...

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Cover Reveal for Blood Answer

Cover Reveal for Blood Answer

At last, I prsent the cover reveal for Blood Answer, the fourth and final book in the Culver Creek series! Blood Answer comes out in April 2021. Check back for more information on this book soon, and don't forget the release of Book 1 in the series, Up the Creek is...

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Enter to Win A Signed Copy of Up the Creek

Enter to Win A Signed Copy of Up the Creek

Would you like to win your own signed copy of Up the Creek? Alissa's new novel comes out on January 12, 2021. Enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win one of 10 autographed paperback editions of the book. Hurry, this giveaway ends January 5, 2021.

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Kirkus calls Up the Creek “A taut, gripping mystery”

Kirkus calls Up the Creek “A taut, gripping mystery”

Alissa's new book Up the Creek will be here January 12th. Kirkus calls the first book in the Culver Creek Series a "taut, gripping mystery" that "culminates in an unforgettable ending." You can read the full Kirkus review for Up the Creek here. Make sure to add this...

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Up the Creek is Available for Preorder

Up the Creek is Available for Preorder

Alissa's new book Up the Creek comes out January 12, 2021, but you can now pre-order your copy! Want to know a little more about the first book in the new Culver Creek series? Check out this description: An unsolved murder. Disturbing dreams. A missing child. Caitlin...

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No Tricks Here, Just a Cover Reveal

No Tricks Here, Just a Cover Reveal

There's a chill in the air and candy in the pantry, which can only mean one thing. That's right, it's about time for another cover reveal. What? That wasn't what you were thinking? Okay, okay, it is technically Halloween tomorrow, but since even if we weren't in the...

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It’s Time for Another Cover Reveal

It’s Time for Another Cover Reveal

Well, with a whole series of books coming out in the new year it's time for my second of four cover reveals. Today it's time to show off the beautiful cover of Factory Girls the second book in the upcoming Culver Creek series: I hope you like this cover as much as I...

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It’s Time for a Cover Reveal!

It’s Time for a Cover Reveal!

Today's a special day. I'm unveiling the cover of my newest book. Up the Creek the first book in the Culver Creek series will be out on January 12, 2021. I'm really excited about the launch of this book and the series, and today I'm excited to do a cover reveal for Up...

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

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Blog posts about the business of being a writer

Alissa shares her experiences and thoughts on writing, publishing and offers a behind the scenes look at what it means to be an author in the 21st century.

Not Just an Author

But an artist too! When she’s not busy writing books, Alissa enjoys creating art, usually digitally but sometimes the old fashioned way as well. To find out more about her artwork and where you can purchase some of her designs check out Designed by Alissa.

Alissa’s Latest Artistic Creations

Fun and Functional: This Week’s Zazzle Rondup

Fun and Functional: This Week’s Zazzle Rondup

This week on Zazzle I was busy creating some fun summer themed products featuring my flavored seltzer can graphics as well as some fun and functional items featuring a letter board sign graphic. Check it out: If you happened to see this week's Redbubble Roundup, then...

What’s new this week in my Redbubble store?

What’s new this week in my Redbubble store?

This week over on Redbubble I was mostly busy playing with patterns like my pattern of flavored seltzer cans, a pattern of raindrops in retro colors and a more botanical pattern with moths and curly strands of grass. There was a also little bit of humor with my silly...

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