Snowed: Book 1 in the Bloodline of Yule Trilogy

Winner, 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Nominee, 2017 Anthony Awards for Best Children’s/YA Novel


Snowed is my breakout Young Adult novel from Raw Dog Screaming Press!

Advance Praise from Adults

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Snowed is a whole ‘nother nightmare about Christmas by that troublemaker writer, Maria Alexander. Her work always keep me up all night and Snowed is no exception! I’m already looking in my dusty, cobwebbed Christmas stocking for the sequel. C’mon, Maria! Hurry up!”
—Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author, The Rules

“Sorry Katniss and Bella… Charity is the hero I’ve been waiting for. She is sharp, fierce, loyal, and not afraid to let her brain move in concert with her heart. If bodies started dropping in my neighborhood, she’s who I’d want by my side.”
—Lilla Zuckerman Writer / Producer Marvel’s Agents of Shield, Fringe

Advance Praise from Teen Readers

Miri H.: “A Kick-ass Christmas story… If you liked The Mortal Instruments, you read this f**king now.”


Jonathan S.J.: “I really like how the female characters are treated. So many ‘girl’ characters are written like girls first and humans second and this isn’t like that.”

Livi J. on the love interest, Aidan: “OH MY GOD I LOVE HIM SOOOO MUCH YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW.”

What It’s About

Charity Jones is a 16-year-old engineering genius who’s much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County, California. Everything changes when Charity’s social worker mother brings home a sweet teen runaway named Aidan to foster for the holidays. Matched in every way, Charity and Aidan quickly fall in love. But it seems he’s not the only new arrival: Charity soon finds the brutally slain corpse of her worst bully and she gets hard, haunting evidence that the killer is stalking Oak County. As she and her Skeptics Club investigate this death and others, they find at every turn the mystery only grows darker and more deadly. One thing’s for certain: there’s a bloody battle coming this holiday season that will change their lives – and human history – forever.

Will they be ready?

Find out how Charity, you, me…everyone has been Snowed.

Where to Buy Snowed

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