J. Alexander Greenwood is the author of the award-nominated John Pilate Mystery Series, including Pilate's Cross, Pilate's Key, Pilate's Ghost, Pilate's Blood, Pilate's 7, Pilate's Rose, and the novella Pilate's Shadow. The follow-up, Pilate's Faith, hit the shelves in Fall 2021.
"Greenwood pulls many tricks from his writer's satchel...has a quirkiness and energy and snappy/snarky dialogue that keep things moving briskly...A well-handled mystery with the appropriate twist at the end." --Kirkus Reviews on Pilate's Faith.
Greenwood co-wrote and edited Big Cabin and Dispatches from the West with the late Robert E. Trevathan. He also wrote the nonfiction Amazon top sellers The Podcast Option and Kickstarter Success Secrets.
2023 Best Local Author in the Kansas City Magazine Best Of KC 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards
2023 Top 100: Launch Pad Prose Competition
2023 Second Rounder: Launch Pad Prose Competition
2023 Quarterfinalist ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition
2011 Global Ebook Award Nominee (Pilate's Cross)
2011 Shelf Unbound/Wattpad Short Story Award: Best Story ("Obsidian")
2012 Kindle Book Review Award Semi-Finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller (Pilate's Key)
2013 Kindle Book Review Award Semi-Finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller (Pilate's Ghost)
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Shelf Unbound Magazine Page Turner/Notable Book Awards for John Pilate Series
2015 Books Go Social Finalist for Best Book (Pilate's Blood)
"Greenwood offers a fresh take on the mystery thriller with his John Pilate Series. His novels are populated with flawed and neurotic--yet instantly-likable--characters who find themselves thrown into maddeningly entertaining situations. Greenwood writes fun, accessible fiction that leaves readers asking for more."
- Jason McIntyre, author of On the Gathering Storm and Thalo Blue
Since 2016, Greenwood has hosted and produced the award-nominated Mysterious Goings On podcast featuring writers of all stripes. He also hosts the business podcast PR After Hours, and his alter ego can often be seen on the YouTube comedy/cocktail series 'Tuesdays with Tiki Ted.' Alex is co-host of the monthly true crime podcast Going to Killing City.
In 2021 Alex was commissioned by award-winning veteran film producer and writer Michael Pellico to write the treatment and screenplay for Saharan Ice. Unfortunately, the feature film was in preproduction at the time of Mr. Pellico's untimely death and will not be produced.
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Alex is also an internationally-recognized speaker focusing on writing, podcasting, indie publishing, public relations, and marketing communications. In 2024, after fourteen years at the helm of his Kansas City PR agency, he accepted a leadership position at a major university.
He is editor-in-chief of All the Fits That's News, a news and opinion newsletter on Substack.
The Oklahoma native resides with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.
Alex's books are available on Amazon (click the button below), this website, or your favorite independent bookstore via Bookshop.org.