with award-winning author
With my books, I try to do more than entertain. I delve into the nitty-gritty issues that are confronting the church today. My books have touched on police brutality, racism, abortion in the case of an underage pregnancy, and the way Christians deal with mental health issues. I think my most controversial title is Straightened, which deals with homosexuality and the church.
2. Kennedy Stern is the main character in your Kennedy Stern Christian suspense series. What can you tell us about her?
Kennedy is a pre-med college student at Harvard. Truth be told, her college experienced is based quite a bit on my own (minus the kidnappings, run-ins with brutal police officers, car chases, etc.).
5. Describe a typical day in your life
I do my best to keep mornings free for family, homeschool, housework, and all that fun stuff. In the afternoon, I do what I can to get two solid hours of writing in, and then after dinner I seclude myself in my room and work for anywhere from three to five more hours. It sounds like a lot of time, but we live in rural Alaska where there’s not that many extracurriculars vying for our time, and my husband is extremely supportive, so the schedule works out well. I do make it a point to take the weekends off and give my brain a break.
6. What’s this top-secret reveal you’ve been mentioning?
If you follow me on social media, you might know that February is an exciting month with a pretty mysterious project about to be revealed. I can’t tell you the details YET, but if you want to be the first to know, join me at the February 15 Facebook chat. Not only will we be discussing books, playing games, and giving away awesome prizes, but around 5 PST is when the BIG REVEAL will be coming. I know you won’t want to miss it! RSVP to the FB event!
Alana is a pastor's wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers' Favorite, and more. Alana's passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.