Hi, I’m Ali!

I love to write stories with a little bit of magic at their heart and often more than a little of the strange. My novels include A COLD SEASON, PATH OF NEEDLES, THE HIDDEN PEOPLE, THE CROW GARDEN and MISTLETOE.

“Hugely enjoyable – perfect reading for a dark winter’s night” – The Richard and Judy Book Club, of A Cold Season

I also write as A. J. Elwood


“A. J. Elwood has carved a solid reputation with her spooky and hauntingly beautiful historical fiction. This novel is no exception, and its brilliance surely cements her place as one of the finest British writers working today in any genre” – Tim Lebbon, author of The Silence

  • News about A Curious Cartography

    The paperback of my short story collection, A CURIOUS CARTOGRAPHY, is coming in May 2024 and is available to pre-order now at Black Shuck Books. The limited edition signed hardback is now fully sold out.

    The twenty short stories in A CURIOUS CARTOGRAPHY not only chart a writer’s journey, but range across the globe: from Vietnam to Sweden, from London to New York, from Cornwall to Lancashire and the Yorkshire coast. Some discover lands more curious still, beyond the reach of any map…