Alanna Coca's Blog
September 26, 2015
I know, it’s been a while. You’d think I have lots of news to share, but I really don’t have a whole lot, which is why it’s been a while since I posted any kind of update. It’s autumn already. The summer went too quickly. In another month or so I’ll be wondering (again) why I live here.
Work in Progress News ~So my m/m ski instructor and violinist wip, titled Letters from Victor was just not feeling right. Then I read a few books in first person and thought maybe that’s what was wrong. So I c...
July 4, 2015
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...
June 6, 2015
Howdy! 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...
May 9, 2015
You’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...
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 ~...
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...
March 17, 2015
It’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...
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...
February 14, 2015
It’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...
January 31, 2015
Work 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...