116 Author Alane Adams

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Alane Adams shares the story of her transition from a successful accountant to a successful author and founder of the Rise Up Foundation. We talk about researching and writing mythology for her series, LEGENDS OF OLYMPUS, and her latest release, MEDUSA QUEST. We also discuss tips for productivity, the importance of not stopping writing for anything, author life during the pandemic, her Between the Pages virtual author talk, assembling the publicity team that makes her incredible marketing possible, the ways in which reading is a superpower, Christian Slater, the mysteries of the universe, and so much more. Alane Adams is a children’s author, literacy advocate, and founder of the Rise Up Foundation. She is a former university professor and retired entrepreneur with a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy. As a children’s literacy advocate, Alane travels the country visiting schools to talk to kids about Reading is a Superpower. Alane is also a speaker and presenter, and has delivered keynote speeches on the writing process. Alane’s award-winning titles include the Legends of Orkney TM Norse mythology middle grade series, the Witches of Orkney prequel series, The Legends of Olympus Greek mythology middle grade series, and a series of historical fiction picture books that include The Coal Thief, The Egg Thief, The Santa Thief, and The Circus Thief. Alane’s books have won multiple awards, including SCBWI’s Spark Award for Best Picture book; Moonbeam Children Awards Gold Medal Best Juvenile Series; Benjamin Franklin Gold Winner Young Children’s Fiction; IPPY Gold Medal Winner Holiday Book; USA Best Book Awards Best Children’s Books. Her forthcoming April 2021 release is The Medusa Quest, Book 2 of the Legends of Olympus series. Alane is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the International Reading Association, The Literacy Research Association, and the California Reading Association. When she’s not writing or traveling to schools, Alane can be found hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with her three boys.

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