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Alane Adams

Biography

Alane Adams

Alane Adams grew up in an old Quaker town called Whittier in Southern California. For college, she attended the University of Southern California where she wanted to be an English major, but her family convinced her to become an accountant so she could help run a family business. She spent the next few decades trying to get back to writing instead of balancing budgets. After leaving the family business behind in 2008, she started a foundation focusing on global poverty issues particularly their effect on children. She pursued a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and took several field visits with UNICEF, visiting schools around the world. After seeing the importance of education and literacy in the battle to end extreme poverty, she began to shift the focus of my foundation to improving and supporting literacy efforts. In 2009 she was invited to teach a course on social entrepreneurship at Chapman University and joined the full-time faculty for the next five years. Along the way, her passion for literacy and children came together when her 12-year-old son Alex challenged her to write a book he could read. She began writing the Legends of Orkney book series and haven’t stopped writing since that day. 
 
When she is not writing or teaching, she is out hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with her three boys who are her greatest joy.

Alane Adams

Books by Alane Adams

by Alane Adams - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Sam Baron just freed Orkney from the ravages of the Red Sun --- but now, imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, Sam finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy what he saved. Unable to resist the witches' enchantments, Sam has become their most potent weapon. Sam’s only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl. As Sam's friends rush to save him, other forces are at work in Orkney's shadows --- forces that could help free Sam, or condemn him to the darkness forever.