As a child, A. J. Banner loved reading everything from Nancy Drew to Tolkien to her parents spy novels, borrowed from their bookshelves and hidden beneath her pillow. She wrote her first thriller, Mystery at Crane Corner, at the age of 11. She drew her own cover art and bound the pages with staples.
Born in India and raised in North America, A. J. graduated from high school in southern California and received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She tried various professions after college, including a stint in law school and a memorable job at a veterinary clinic, since she loves animals, but eventually she returned to writing. Her first novel of psychological suspense, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, is now available on Kindle and in audiobook and paperback formats from Lake Union Publishing. Her second novel in the same genre, THE TWILIGHT WIFE, will be released 12/27/16 from Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
A J Banner recommends
The Good Widow (2017)
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
"Accomplished authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke make their suspense debut with great skill and assurance in this enthralling novel of marital secrets and lies, grief and revelation. The Good Widow led me along a winding, treacherous road and made a sharp, startling turn that I didn’t see coming. Unputdownable!"
The Party (2017)
"Engrossing and unflinching in its portrayal of the dark side of human nature, The Party takes the concept of 'mean girls' to a whole new level."
The Blind (2017)
A F Brady
"A propulsive, compelling debut. The main character, Sam, is complex, damaged and sympathetic. You won't soon forget this gripping psychological read."
Half Past (2017)
Victoria Helen Stone
"A captivating, suspenseful tale of love and lies, mystery and self-discovery, Half Past kept me flipping the pages through the final, startling twist."
Tips for Living (2018)
"An immersive, pitch-perfect debut. Tips for Living is a must-read."
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