Today on Author’s Corner, Host of the show Neil Haley The Total Tutor will interview New York Times Best-Selling Author Alina Adams!
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 2001 she joined Procter & Gamble Productions as website producer for As the World Turns and Guiding Light, became their creative content producer in 2006, and served as their creative director of online serials in 2009. There she penned As The World Turns book tie-ins, Oakdale Confidential (New York Times' bestseller) and The Man From Oakdale (2010 SCRIBE Award winner), and co-wrote the Guiding Light tie-in book, Jonathan's Story (also a New York Times' bestseller). At Procter & Gamble she also pioneered the concept of online continuations of a soap opera, with www.AnotherWorldToday.com and Mindy's Twitter, changing how and where the genre -- that began on radio -- can be seen. The innovative format met with fan support and perhaps paved the way to where the industry stands today.
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