ALTERED and CORRUPTED new covers alert!

We’re really excited to reveal all new covers for ALTERED and CORRUPTED! Here they are… feast yer eyes on these beauties!



We love them; they really capture the tone and feel of the books. We hope you like them too! If you want to find out more, check out the details below!



ALTERED: Buy For Kindle US

ALTERED: Buy For Kindle UK

ALTERED: Buy For nook

ALTERED: Buy Paperback

ALTERED: Buy For Kobo




ALTERED is book one of the YA sci-fi series ALTERED SEQUENCE.

Reese has a plan: keep his grades up, work hard on the basketball court, apply to his favorite Ivy League college, and don’t get arrested.

There’s just one problem: Reese knows things no one should know. He always thought he just had good instincts, but he’s noticed that it’s been getting worse. Lately it seems like something else.

Something more than instinct.

And he’s not the only one that has noticed.

They’ve been waiting.


And now it’s time.

With his life in danger, Reese needs a new plan:





CORRUPTED: Buy For Kindle US

CORRUPTED: Buy For Kindle UK

CORRUPTED: Buy For nook

CORRUPTED: Buy Paperback





CORRUPTED is book two of the YA sci-fi series ALTERED SEQUENCE.

Reese and Erika are on the run in the shadows of Detroit.

They need to find Reese’s father, because hard as it is to admit, Reese has never needed him more.

But his father’s past might be the biggest threat of all.

They thought Wilcox was the real danger, but others are hunting them too. And Reese and Erika have no idea just how lethal those hunters can be.

As they try to keep each other and those they care about alive, one word keeps coming back to haunt them: Equinox.

The cold never bothered us anyway…

Now that CORRUPTED has hit the virtual shelves, we’re getting ready to gear up for book three. It’s definitely a busy time here at Croucher Towers. We’re finishing up a rewrite of the movie script we wrote last year, which placed quite well in a few competitions. We got some great feedback and notes on it, which gave us some good stuff to think about and work on… so we dived right back in to really pull it apart and put it back together again. Although the central character through line is unchanged, each of the three acts has been heavily restructured, some substantial new scenes added, and we’ve cut out a LOT of what was there before. Editing is ruthlessness. You have be cold, like Elsa. (Or Captain Cold in The Flash). There’s no room for sentimentality or “but I love that scene”. The story becomes your master and you have to obey (but not in a 50 shades kind of way). It’s a thrilling process as you clear away the lines and scenes that you realize are slowing things down, and the script takes its final, streamlined shape.

Once that’s done, the final planning for and writing of book three will begin in earnest, as we take all the ideas we’ve been developing for our characters’ arcs and work out where to add robots and aliens. WE LOVE WRITING!!! 🙂

Back to the index cards and flip charts and laptops and iPads and iPhone notes!

New YA Sci-Fi Alert! Altered Sequence Book Two Now Available!

Hey everyone. CORRUPTED, book two of our YA sci-fi series ALTERED SEQUENCE, is now available! It picks up right where ALTERED left off… And just in time for the holidays, right now ALTERED is $0.99, and CORRUPTED is $2.99. Details below!

Surrounded by threats, Reese wants to hide.

Erika wants to fight.

On the run, searching for safety in Detroit, Reese has never needed his father’s help more.

But his father’s past might be the biggest threat of all.

And as danger closes in, one word keeps coming back to haunt them:


CORRUPTED is available for Kindle at Amazon US and nook at Barnes & Noble.

Also: Buy For Kindle UK

Get CORRUPTED in paperback!

Altered Sequence Book One: ALTERED

ALTERED is available for Kindle at Amazon and nook at Barnes & Noble.

Also: Buy For Kindle UK

Get ALTERED in paperback!

On working: Short story published, movie script written, novel almost done!

It’s been a busy ol’ 6-8 months here in writerland. At the end of last year, we were humbled and honored when one of our YA short stories, The Place That Will Keep Us, was published in the 2013 Momaya Annual Review. Not only that, they were lovely enough to give us the third place prize! Most of the time you feel like you’re writing in the dark, not knowing AT ALL what anyone thinks of what you’re doing, whether anyone will like it or respond to it. So getting published in Momaya was a wonderful feeling. When you’re a writer, these kinds of moments form the string of lights that help you through the darkness.

The story is set in the southwestern U.S., and focuses on the son and daughter of a guitar player who are forced to go on the run and fend for themselves as they travel up into the midwest. So naturally, when we decided to adapt it into a movie script, we set it on an alien planet. With aliens. What else were we gonna do?! 🙂 We finished the script a couple of months ago, giving it the full YA sci-fi polish, and we’ve been sending it around. Fingers crossed!

Fear not, we’ve also been working on the sequel to ALTERED. Which, as of right now, is *this close* to being finished! It’s going through final edits now while we get the cover design finalized. This is always an exciting time — editing is when a book truly comes to life.

Once you’ve gotten into the actual editing, that is. Staring at the completed manuscript for the first time can be a bit nerve-wracking. In fact, the moment between the end of the first draft and starting editing is totally that bit in Empire on Dagobah where Luke faces his deepest fears and sees Darth Vader.

Facing your unedited manuscript. Scary, it is.

Facing your unedited manuscript. Scary, it is.

However, fortunately, then comes the actual process of refining, honing, cutting, adding, excavating, elevating, and many other “ings”, the end result of which is a book that you feel hopeful and excited about (as much as your writerly neuroses will let you, anyway).

So it’s all systems go right now; because, of course, book three is already calling!

Still time! YA sci-fi giveaway!

In the mood for some free YA sci-fi? Craving a fast-paced, gritty tale of genetically modified superpowers? Enjoyed Chronicle, Arrow and The Amazing Spider-Man, and feel like something kinda similar? Then head on over to Reading Lark, because those lovely peeps are giving away THREE copies of ALTERED!

ALTERED: a 2012 Honorable Mention, and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello all! Hope your holiday seasons have been going wonderfully! We’ve been hard at work in the bunker, creating playlists of remixed Christmas songs and working on our sequel to ALTERED (our super-clever working title: ALTERED…2). But we wanted to step outside for a moment (even though it’s about 32 degrees with howling winds and light snow where we are right now), because ALTERED was just given an honorable mention in a Top Ten list for 2012, courtesy of the lovely Libby Blog, one our fave book blogs! Thank you Ange and Rachel for giving us a mention! That brings us some Christmas cheer!

Speaking of which, since it’s the season and all, we’re offering an ALTERED giveaway! That’s right, free copies of ALTERED waiting for you to win them. Because nothing says Christmas like YA sci-fi (it’s true, we checked). All you need to do is head over to our Goodreads giveaway page and click to sign up for a chance to win a free copy of ALTERED!

Happy Holidays!

ALTERED gets its first Goodreads review!

Well, we’re quite shy and retiring normally, but we just wanted to share some good news with you… ALTERED got its first review posted on Goodreads, with a full five stars! It’s always lovely to hear nice things about your writing — you spend so much time in isolation as a writer, so making this kind of connection means a huge amount — and we’re very grateful to this reviewer.

Here’s an excerpt:

Sci-fi is not my usual genre of choice but, this novel is so compelling I was totally engrossed from page one. It has characters you care about, an interesting plot that never goes beyond the understanding of the reader and as that last page turns, you want to yell, “When is the next edition to the series?!”

Awww thank you!! (BTW you can find ALTERED and that review on Goodreads here)

As it happens, the next edition of the series is on its way! We’ve got the flip charts, colored pens, index cards… lots of names and scenes and arrows all over the place connecting them… The first few chapters are IN, and we’re having a BLAST writing them!

So, better get back to it!

ALTERED publication day!

We’ve surfaced after months in the lab. All those strange clanking sounds and flashing lights late at night? Yeah, that was us building our very own flux capacitor. And we’ve finally unleashed it onto Amazon and Barnes & Noble! ALTERED, book one of ALTERED SEQUENCE, is now available for Kindle at Amazon US and nook at Barnes & Noble. Also, Kindle at Amazon UK.

Writing is almost always a solitary act (a double act in our case, but still) — days, weeks, months spent secluded, huddled over the laptop, lost in our imaginary world, following our characters. On the rare occasions when we do surface and, you know, actually interact with actual people who are actually not our characters… well, that’s when we realize we are utterly incapable of normal speech! Because all that matters is the writing, those worlds we want to build. They draw us in, consume us. That’s why we do it.

But. When all that’s done. When we’ve edited and edited and edited and revised and rewritten and then done all that another twenty or thirty times. When all the decisions have finally been made (what angle should the lens flare be? How many pixels should the left side of this banner be?). When the album is mixed. The picture is locked. And we put it out there into the world, all on its own, where it has to fend for itself…

It’s scary and terrifying. But also thrilling and exhilarating.

We’re going to have some fun putting the word out there about it. And then we’ll be back in the lab, because book two is already under way, and there’s several thousand new decisions to make!

In the meantime, lovely readers: we hope you enjoy ALTERED!


Thank you for visiting our website! We know there’s lots of sites you could be clicking on right now, so we appreciate your time here.

Where is here, you may ask. Well, this is our HQ, our base station: the official home of A.D. Croucher. It’s where you can find out more about us, and about our writing, whether it’s YA novels, short stories, or TV scripts.

We’ll also post things that inspire us, amuse us, make us laugh, and generally, make us happy.

Spend some time here. Kick back. Take a look around. We’ll be adding lots of fun stuff in the coming weeks and months. There’ll be new short stories, new posts, photos… all kinds of things.

For now, if you’d like to find out more about ALTERED, the first novel in our YA sci-fi series, please journey to Altered Sequence.