Alanna Coca's Blog

July 4, 2015

10527601_10154378816465078_4785437202459364629_nHappy Independence Day, USA! I hope you all have some plans to get out and enjoy your freedom. (Did you know it’s perfectly legal to go topless in most states?) So have fun.

Work in Progress News ~Working on my firefighter story. This one is due mid August, so I really need to get my poop in a group. I still don’t have a title.

Favorite Song of the Week ~Sorry, no real video. Someone tweeted a link to this song, wish I could remember who so I could credit them.

Backlist Review~From For a P...

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Published on July 04, 2015 08:16 • 3 views

June 6, 2015

WP_20150526_003Howdy! It’s been a while. Not that you’ve missed anything. I did have a good time in Dallas during the RT Conference. It was cloudy the whole time, but still warm. I met my idol, Sandra Brown, and only embarrassed myself a little bit. I think. I know I babbled a lot and my face glowed red. This picture is from a recent trip to Colorado. Pictures never do mountains justice.

Work in Progress News ~Plugging away on my firefighter story. I finally came up with a bit of an internal conflict, but I...

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Published on June 06, 2015 08:45 • 6 views

May 9, 2015

739938_blogYou’ll never guess what’s going on outside my window today. Unless you’re a neighbor of mine.…or maybe you follow me on Twitter and you’ve seen my complaining. Yep, it’s a snowstorm. In May.I hope it clears up by Tuesday, because I’ll be on the road. I know I swore I wouldn’t go to RT, but then a few things fell into place like first finding out that SANDRA BROWN WILL BE THERE!!!! then very cheap airline tickets, and finally three very nice people who are willing to put up with my snoring for...

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Published on May 09, 2015 08:40 • 7 views

April 18, 2015

Well, it’s springtime in most of the world, but here on top of this Wyoming mountain range, I’m buried under a foot of snow. Although I’m sick of winter weather, this is much needed moisture, so I’m not complaining (much).

Work in Progress News ~ I’ve hopped around to a few wips this week. I hate when I do that, because it feels like I’m not getting anywhere on any of them. And I’m not. Which one of you would like to come over to my house and give me a swift kick?

Favorite Song of the Week ~...

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Published on April 18, 2015 14:00 • 2 views

April 4, 2015

Happy Easter/Passover Weekend! I’m currently organizing the annual treasure hunt for my daughter, even though she told me she didn’t need one this year. I don’t hide eggs because my dog will eat anything left out. And many things not left out.

Work in Progress News ~ A lovely reader emailed me (Olivia) asking about Rising Heat, the second book in the Earth Scents series, the follow up to Falling Star. That email got me thinking about that poor book. Rising Heat has been pushed to the back bur...

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Published on April 04, 2015 17:19 • 8 views

March 17, 2015

4384942_blogIt’s St. Pat’s Weekend! Do you have plans? I’ll be in Missouri, but I’ll be home in time to see anIrish band in concert on the 17th. I usually get a corned beef, but I’m not sure I’ll have time this year. I’ll have to settle for my annual pint of Guinness.

Work in Progress News ~ I don’t want to talk about it.

Favorite Song of the Week ~ It’s St Patrick’s Day Weekend!! I hope all of you with even a little bit of Irish inside (even if it’s in spirit rather than blood) will have a great and sa...

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Published on March 17, 2015 08:32 • 12 views

February 28, 2015

Isn’t this a beautiful picture!? When I was in Jackson in January I looked for this famous barn, but it’s sitting on private land accessed from a small stretch of road that is closed throughout the winter. I never thought about it, but you don’t see any pictures of this barn in thesnow. Now you know why!


Work in Progress News ~ Working away on Victor, but this morning I was visited by a plot bunny with TEETH! So I did stop and write a few paragraphs to get the idea down on “paper”. I think thi...

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Published on February 28, 2015 08:26 • 13 views

February 14, 2015

6095879_sIt’s Valentine’s Day! A great day for romance. I hope you all have a wonderful day, whether it’s with your better half, or curled up with a great book.


Work in Progress News ~ Making progress on Letters from Victor. I originally thought this would be a 15K short story, but it’s already at 19K and the boys aren’t quite at their HEA yet, (they barely had their first kiss!) so we’ll see whatI end up with.


Favorite Song of the Week ~ I’m not even sure what you’d call this kind of music. A bit regg...

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Published on February 14, 2015 07:55 • 13 views

January 31, 2015

20100827-dwarfed3Work in Progress News ~ Well, I didn’t get a lot done on my wip, but I did refresh my websites! Both Alanna and Olivia’s got facelifts. Please check them out! My favorite part is the book excerpts and other info.just click on a cover.


Favorite Song of the Week ~ The hero in my wip is a violinist, and although Ludovico Einaudi is known for his piano compositions, here is one piece that my hero just played for me:



Tweet of the Week ~ When acclaimed neurophysiologist and bestselling author Colle...

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Published on January 31, 2015 12:26 • 12 views

January 17, 2015

Howdy! I’m fresh back from Jackson Wyoming, maybe one of the prettiest places on earth. As long as I’ve lived here, I’ve never visited the Tetons in the winter. They’re amazing all year! I discovered that Jackson has a really great library, where I sat in comfy chairs with a view to the ski mountain across the street. It was wonderful, but I’m glad to be home.


Work in Progress News ~I worked faithfully all week on Letters from Victor. Around mid-week I opened up the original file, which was a...

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Published on January 17, 2015 08:56 • 10 views