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Alex Kava grew up in Nebraska, outside the small town of Silver Creek (population 500). As a child, Alex wrote short stories on the backs of old calendars and scrap paper, sharing them only with her younger brother and hiding them in a shoebox under her bed.

Alex earned an art scholarship to attend college. To pay living expenses, she worked in a nearby hospital’s central surgery department scrubbing equipment, utensils and basins from the morgue and surgery departments. She graduated from College of Saint Mary, in Omaha, Nebraska, with a B.A. in Art and English. She has advanced studies and certificates in advertising and marketing.

Alex then worked in graphic design, advertising, and public relations. She designed food packages and logos for national corporations, written brochures and newsletters, created a line of greeting cards, and directed TV and radio commercials.

During the summer of 1996, Alex quit her full-time job as a director of public relations in order to dedicate more time to writing fiction and getting published. To pay the bills, she resurrected her home-based graphic design firm, Square One. She refinanced her home, maxed out her credit cards, and even took on a newspaper delivery route.

Also in the summer of 1996, serial killer John Joubert was executed. Alex’s inspiration for A Perfect Evil was drawn from her experience while working at a small newspaper in the community where Joubert’s rampage had taken place in 1983. His execution reminded her of the terror and panic experienced, not only by that community, but by many parents across Nebraska.

Alex lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her two dogs, Miss Molly and Scout.

If you like Alex Kava you might also like to read books by Karin Slaughter, Tami Hoag and Tess Gerritsen.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alex Kava

Stranded by Alex Kava
Stranded
Alex Kava
For decades, tired travellers have stopped at rest areas on America's epic highways to rest, refuel and get a bite to eat, but little do they know that one man's rest stop is another's hunting ground.....
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2014
Damaged by Alex Kava
Damaged
Alex Kava
A Maxim Jakubowski Great Female Crime Sleuth. MAGGIE O'DELL - FBI profiler and Special Agent Maggie has appeared in ten breathless adventures so far and her grit and energy put Kay Scarpetta to shame. Meticulous plotting by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
Black Friday by Alex Kava
Black Friday
Alex Kava
Alex Kava brings all the punch and thrills of her early novels to Black Friday. A chilling plot that see’s well meaning protestors become victims of a terrorist campaign they did not realise they were part of. Maggie O’Dell returns...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2010
Black Friday by Alex Kava
Black Friday
Alex Kava
Alex Kava brings all the punch and thrills of her early novels to Black Friday. A chilling plot that see’s well meaning protestors become victims of a terrorist campaign they did not realise they were part of. Maggie O’Dell returns...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2009
Exposed by Alex Kava
Exposed
Alex Kava
The sixth book to feature FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell, here facing a seemingly impossible case for the killer is using a deadly virus as his weapon. It’s dark, gruesome and not for the faint-hearted, but she is definitely an author...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2009
Exposed by Alex Kava
Exposed
Alex Kava
After the slightly disappointing Whitewash, Alex Kava is back on form with a new Maggie O’Dell novel. When a killer strikes by using a deadly virus as his weapon O’Dell and her colleague Agent R.J Tully find themselves exposed and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2008
A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava
A Perfect Evil
Alex Kava
Alex Kava is known for her incredibly gripping thrillers and this one is no exception. When a young boy is found killed in the same way as a dead serial killer’s victims, it appears a copycat killer is on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2008

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