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Alana White

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Alana White is the author of fiction and nonfiction for adults and young readers. Her most recent publications are the adult historical mystery novel, The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, set at the height of the Italian Renaissance in Florence, Italy, and Come Next Spring, a coming of age novel set in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in the 1940s. She is also the author of a biography of Sacagawea, Sacagawea: Westward With Lewis and Clark. She is a longtime member of the Historical Novel Society and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Nashville, TN.

Alana welcomes readers and is always available for reader group chats. Please visit her at www.AlanaWhite.com for more information. As well as HNS and SCBWI, she is
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Alana White I step away from the work for a moment. Since I write historical fiction, I take a lot of notes to guide me through the history and the story I have…moreI step away from the work for a moment. Since I write historical fiction, I take a lot of notes to guide me through the history and the story I have imagined. So, I read through those scribblings. And then I sit back down again.(less)
Alana White Just listen to your heart. Just sit down and do it. Attend workshops and conferences. Find and befriend like-minded people. Never, ever quit.
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The Sign of the Weeping Virgin

3.53 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Sacagawea: Westward With Le...

4.13 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1997
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Come Next Spring

4.28 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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Thanks so much to everyone who entered the "Come Next Spring" Giveaway that ended May 20. Almost 1,000 people entered for the chance to win one of three copies. I appreciate you! The books are in the mail. Come Next Spring
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“In a weak moment, I have written a book.”
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“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
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Alana White Thanks, Peg. Jaden was my first reader and she helped me so much. We are in the same SinC Chapter. See you in March!


message 3: by Peg

Peg Brantley Aha! Jaden Terrell! One of my good, good friends who I just love to pieces. Thanks for reaching out, Alana. My very best wishes to you for the success of THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN. See you at Left Coast Crime!


message 2: by Alana

Alana White Hi, Beth, Thanks! I'm excited about being here.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Alana,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery author (and Five Star alum) on Goodreads!


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