Monday, November 11, 2019


The Nesting Dolls... Coming July 2020 to a bookstore near you... has a new cover:

The feedback from Marketing was that the original version (see below) was reading too thriller/contemporary, instead of historical.

So this is the new version.

Read a synopsis of the plot at HarperCollins' website, and pre-order your copy on Amazon now!

Saturday, August 03, 2019



“A moving saga of three generations of women determined to triumph over the forces of history no matter the cost  Spanning continents as well as decades, The Nesting Dolls is memorable story of courage that is both inspiring and bittersweet.”

—David R. Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of City of Women and Annelies

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!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018


Kindergarten Connect is scheduled to close this Friday, January 12, 2018.

New York City offers multiple traditional, and a smaller number of progressive, public elementary schools.

For parents still trying to figure out which approach might work best for their child, here is everything you need to know to make your best decision!

The Benefits of a Traditional Education:

The Benefits of a Progressive Education:

Traditional Or Progressive? Two Creative Moms Explain How They Picked the Right School For Their Kids:

The Mom Who Turned Down G&T For a Progressive General Ed:

Good luck, everyone!