New York Times best-selling author, soap opera insider, and pioneer in online storytelling, Alina Adams, was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated with her parents to the U.S. at age seven, where she learned English by watching American soap operas at their home in San Francisco. Her years glued to the television paid off. She received her B.A. and M.A. in broadcast communications at San Francisco State University and in 1994 became a writer at E! Entertainment Television’s daily talk show Pure Soap. She went on to work at ABC Television as a writer for the transition of the soap opera Loving when it was reincarnated as the daytime drama The City. She also worked as a researcher for the Daytime Emmy Awards for ten years.
In addition to the soap world, Alina is an accomplished fiction writer and television producer. Her knowledge of Russian took her around the world as a figure skating researcher and television producer for ABC, NBC, TNT and ESPN. She used her experience to write a book series of figure skating mysteries (Murder on Ice, On Thin Ice, Axel of Evil, Death Drop, Skate Crime) for Berkley Prime Crime publishing. The books are available in print and as Enhanced E-Books with professional skating videos embedded in the text as an integral part of the story. She also published a biography of Sarah Hughes three months before Hughes won the 2002 gold medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Her romance novels have been published by Avon and Dell. Among them: When a Man Loves a Woman now available as an enhanced e-book, Annie’s Wild Ride, The Fictitious Marquis, and Thieves at Heart.