Based in Reston, VA
Author of award-winning historical-fantasy novels
Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker and The Reckoning (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) first two books in a spellbinding supernatural trilogy that tells the story of a woman's dark and passionate love, a love so strong that it transcends time. The Taker books have been compared to early Anne Rice and was described by the B&N Book Club as "an utterly readable blend of supernatural-powered fantasy, historical fiction, and existential horror." The Taker, Ms. Katsu's debut novel, was chosen as a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by Booklist.
Ms. Katsu studied writing at Brandeis University and the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to publication of her first novel, she had a 29-year career as a senior analyst at CIA and NSA.