Creepy middle grade and so much more…

K.r. Alexander is the pseudonym for Alex R. Kahler.

Here, in the cursed library, you’ll find information about all of my new and upcoming books. Look for them at the Scholastic Book Fair.

They’re looking for you.


If you don't stand up to your fears,
they will destroy you

When five kids are invited to a cemetery at midnight, they think it's just a prank. When they find a gravestone that instructs them to dig up a grave, they think it's just a joke.
It's no joke.
An evil force is unleashed - a force that takes the shape of their worst fears.

A shark in the water.
A ghost in the walls.
A nightmare of being buried alive.
A snake about to strike.
A sinister clown waiting in the woods.

Once these fears are released, they won't go away. Not without a fight. . . .

Coming to your Scholastic Book Fair this September

Official trailer provided by Scholastic Book Fairs


Nominated for 2019 Ohio Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Award & the 2019 Maine Student Book Award

There are three rules…

Josie always liked visiting her grandmother’s house. But when she’s forced to move there, she starts to feel like something is a little . . . off. Her grandmother has some very strange rules:

1. Never leave your windows open after dark.
2. No dolls in the house.
3. Never, ever go by the house in the woods.

A little spooked, Josie is relieved to find that her school seems pretty normal. She even manages to make friends with a popular girl named Vanessa. When Vanessa invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Josie doesn’t question it. Not even when Vanessa takes her into the woods and down an old dirt road, toward the very house her grandmother had warned her about.

The house that has been calling for her.

THE COLLECTOR is available at your local Scholastic Book Fair!


In too deadly. In too deep.

Samantha and Rachel used to be friends. But when Rachel betrayed Samantha, Samantha decided to make her life a living nightmare. One day, Samantha and Rachel were fighting by the cursed Lake Lamont. Samantha pushed Rachel . . . and watched as Rachel fell back. And back.

Into the water.

No way to save Rachel. No way she could be alive.
But the next day, Rachel showed up to school as if nothing happened.

And now she's the one who wants to make her former friend's life a living nightmare.

Coming to Scholastic Book Fairs and bookstores February 2020


 Everyone beware, it’s time to scare

Introducing a new, chilling series of stand-alone tales. Sold exclusively through the Scholastic Book Fairs


They’ve lost control of the haunted house

Every year, the town of Happy Hills holds its haunted house contest. In a spooky old manor, teams of kids come up with new ways to frighten people. The scariest team wins. 

This year, however, all the teams are going to lose. Because this year the house itself has awakened . . . and it won’t be happy until it’s devoured all the people inside. What started out as a game has turned into something much more deadly. 

Is there any way out?



Some dolls never die

No one ever leaves Copper Hollow. It’s a town with a deadly history . . . but nobody ever talks about it. 

Kimberly thinks there might be something strange going on. She’s not sure what—until a menacing doll appears with two words written across its clothes: 


Kimberly and her friends try to destroy the doll . . . but every time they think it’s gone, it comes back again.

Is there any way to rid themselves of the evil once and for all? 



I would love to come to your school! For all inquiries about author visits, please contact Danielle Yadao.
I am also available for short Q&A Skype visits through Skype in the Classroom.

To learn more about me, check out my bio.

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Alex Kahler
14419 Greenwood Ave North
Suite A #225
Seattle, WA 98133

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The frights are only just beginning. From spooky dolls to ghosts and ghouls, a great many books are coming your way very soon. If you’re looking for more great middle grade books to read right now, check out my FAQs for my recommended titles. Or, if you are interested in books for older readers, check out the other titles I’ve written on this website!

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