Alane Adams

Alane Adams’ Holiday Reading Guide

This time of year is one of my favorites for creating special memories around reading with your children. There are just so many great stories to choose from, some of them classics, and some of them freshly released. The wonderful thing about holiday-themed books is that they usually share an important message of family, [...]

2018-03-22T12:13:17-07:00December 4th, 2017|Alane Adams|

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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:13:17-07:00January 19th, 2015|Alane Adams, Legends of Orkney, 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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:13:18-07:00December 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 [...]

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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:13:18-07:00October 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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:13:18-07:00October 3rd, 2014|Alane Adams, The Red Sun Book, Writing Life|

The Writing Life: Pick On Someone Your Own Size

Your story falls flat. Have you ever heard those words? Just when you think you might have a lick or two of talent, you make the mistake of asking a real professional what they think of your story and the truth comes out. “It’s good, but… It’s just not quite there.” How frustrating is that? [...]

Hello world!

Welcome to the home page of Alane Adams! I am excited to introduce my readers to the fantastic realm of Orkney. The first book in the Legends of Orkney series, The Red Sun, will be available  for purchase July 2014. The Red Sun introduces Sam Baron, a twelve-year-old boy with a penchant for losing his [...]

2018-03-22T12:13:19-07:00April 30th, 2014|Alane Adams, Legends of Orkney, The Red Sun Book|