Monday, July 15, 2019

COMING JULY 2020....

My first blurb for my new book!

"The Nesting Dolls is a vividly rendered, sweeping historical novel. Alina Adams deftly portrays three generations of women, beautifully weaving their coming of age stories about love, sacrifice, family, and ultimately survival. I absolutely devoured this compulsively readable gem of a novel.” — Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time

Saturday, July 13, 2019

How To Apply Your Kids To School In NYC: The Soap Opera

I didn’t always write about education.

Once upon a time, I wrote books - romances, mysteries, non-fiction. I
also worked in soap operas - ABC Daytime, Procter & Gamble
Productions, the Daytime Emmy Awards.

But then I had children. And I applied those children to schools in New York
City. And I found out how difficult it was. And I decided to help other parents,
this time by writing books about getting into NYC Kindergarten and NYC High School.

But I still loved the soaps. Because I always have to find out: What
happens next?

Little did I know that educational consulting would provide the same
level of suspense. 

I can meet with families and we can come up with a list of public, charter,
dual language, gifted & talented, zoned, unzoned, parochial and independent
schools for them to apply to. I can provide an online calculator to help them
figure out the best date for their children to take the Gifted &Talented, Hunter,
and private school tests. Together, we wait to find out where they get placed
for General Education Kindergarten, for their G&T/Hunter score, for the lottery
that will decide their child’s future.

And then the wait-lists! Talk about daytime drama! It can go on for months!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Everything Wrong With Hayley's Story on Days Of Our Lives

It's been a long time since I posted. Most of my soap writing is now happening on SoapHub, plus I'm working on a new novel set for a tentative Summer 2020 release.

But I'm still keeping up with the soaps!

On Days Of Our Lives, I'm really liking Thia Megia as Hayley. She has a sweet presence and the potential to be a leading heroine in Salem who isn't related to every guy on the canvas - and brings a little diversity, to boot.

Which is why the horrible story she's been saddled with really bugs me. Read all about it, here!