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Hello…It’s me…

  I’m in California... No really, I am. That’s where I live. Isn’t it amazing how a few simple words can become so indelibly linked with a song we heard for the first time less than four months ago? I love Adele. Gorgeous voice. I wish my writing read as beautiful as her voice sounds. [...]

March 4th, 2016|Writing Life|

The Red Sun Curriculum is Here!

This summer, the world was introduced to my brand new fantasy series, Legends of Orkney! The Norse mythology-infused story of a 12-year-old boy who is anything but ordinary has fans across the country falling for book one, The Red Sun. In addition to releasing the first novel in this six-book series, a new mobile game [...]

October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Back To School Giveaway

My Back-to-School Giveaway Back-to-school is in full swing and there are so many exciting new developments to share! For starters, I want to say thank you to everyone who has purchased The Red Sun and helped make its opening month a success. Second, I want to share some exciting news about book one in my [...]

September 1st, 2015|Rise Up|

Happily Ever After

I once read a John Grisham novel (the name escapes me) that had a terribly unhappy ending. The main character did not get the girl, in fact, he lost everything when she took off with the money and his dreams of a happy ending. Years later, that book still sticks in my craw because after [...]

January 19th, 2015|Alane Adams, Legends of Orkney, Writing Life|

Writer’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re looking for some realistic writing goals for 2015, here’s a guide to get you started. #1. Resolve to think of yourself as a writer. One of the hardest parts of becoming a writer is that when you’re still trying to break into the field, you don’t feel like a bonafide writer until you’ve [...]

January 1st, 2015|Alane Adams, Legends of Orkney, The Red Sun Book, Writing Life|

Lessons I’ve learned as I’ve set out to write books

"The only way you grow as a writer is to subject yourself to criticism and rejection." Read more from my recent interview in the OC Register: Accounting teacher's fantasy children's books fuel her literacy foundation by Sherri Cruz, Orange County Register, December 22, 2014. Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Staff Photographer, OC Register

December 22nd, 2014|Alane Adams|

Be Thankful for Books (And the Writers That Write Them)

This Thanksgiving, take a moment to send a thanks out to all the toiling writers who have spent countless hours hunkered down over their computers, crafting those eagerly anticipated novels you curl up with in front of the fire, where along with your glass of wine or hot cocoa, you let yourself travel to some [...]

November 24th, 2014|Alane Adams, Fantasy Books for Kids, The Red Sun Book, Writing Life|

Shake It Off

Becoming a writer is a perilous journey, fraught with the slings and arrows of rejection slips and the cannon fire of critics who tear holes in our carefully crafted plots. Just when you think you might be entertaining someone with your words, you find a ready critic who is able to pinpoint precisely why you’re [...]

November 8th, 2014|The Red Sun Book|

Story Revolution

The times they are a changin! The history of storytelling dates back a millennia to the dawn of mankind but it’s a very different world today than when oral traditions were handed down from generation to generation. The invention of the printing press meant stories could be copied and distributed, then later mass produced. But [...]

October 18th, 2014|Alane Adams, Legends of Orkney, The Red Sun Book, Writing Life|

The Power of Books

Have you ever pondered the power of a book? From the day we discover our first story, we are transported into a different world. I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am. These simple words soothe and delight us. Charm us into reciting them over and over [...]

October 3rd, 2014|Alane Adams, The Red Sun Book, Writing Life|