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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.

Coming Soon: The Culver Creek Series

Up the Creek

An unsolved murder. Disturbing dreams. A missing child. Look for the first book in the Culver Creek series in January 2021.

Factory Girls

Dead women. Shady employers. Dark conspiracies. Look for Book 2 in the Culver Creek Series in February 2021.

Haunted Houses

Family secrets. Ghostly photos. Shady business deals. Look for Book 3 in the Culver Creek Series in March 2021.

Blood Answer

Stolen identities. Found family. Relentless killers. Look for Book 4 in the Culver Creek Series in April 2021.

Latest 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

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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Awkward Author, Now with More Reading

Awkward Author, Now with More Reading

As some of you know, for a couple of years I had YouTube vlog and podcast called Awkward Author in which I shared all the thrilling (or not so thrilling as the case often was) details of my author life in weekly episodes. Back in the spring, I decided to take a break...

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Up the Creek Release Date Announced

Up the Creek Release Date Announced

I've got some exciting news! Up the Creek will be coming out on January 12, 2021. I'll be sharing some more details about the book soon with you so check back for updates. In the meantime, I can tell you that Up the Creek is the first book in the four-book Culver...

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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

10 Fun and Original Valentine’s Day Gifts

10 Fun and Original Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether it's your significant other, a friend or a relative, let them know how much you love them with a gift that's uniquely you. Not sure where to begin? Check out this list of ten fun and original Valentine's Day gifts....

Valentine’s Day for Cat Lovers

Valentine’s Day for Cat Lovers

They wake you up by clawing you in the face, they cough up hairballs on freshly cleaned floors and their favorite spot to sleep is in a pile of clean laundry, yet still cats are great companions. We hold them near and dear to our hearts, and there's no denying that...

My Top 10 Zazzle Products of 2020

My Top 10 Zazzle Products of 2020

Well, 2020 has been quite a year, and with it finally nearing an end, I thought it would be a good time to do my own version of a top 10 list, and share the top 10 products I created for Zazzle this year. What went into making these products my top 10 Zazzle products...

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