Romance and Mystery Novels

by Alina Adams

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Since 2003, I've written Figure Skating Mystery novels featuring a television researcher surrounded by tiny prima donnas, obsessive parents, abusive coaches and exhausted production people.

From 1995 to 2001, I worked as a television researcher (for ABC, ESPN, NBC, TNT) surrounded by tiny prima donnas (many), obsessive parents (most), abusive coaches (some) and exhausted production people (all).

Sounds like perfect material for a comical mystery series. And it certainly is. Except for one teeny, weenie little problem. One day (when my kids are grown), I may want to return to the wild and wacky world of television skating production. And that option would probably be more likely if I didn't slander, libel or offend any of the people I might be working with, in my books.

So, as it states so clearly on the copyright page, the characters I write about bear no resemblance to anyone living or dead. Which is true. I have never lifted, whole-hog, a real-life human being and simply changed their hair color and moniker in the name of fiction. My books truly are fiction. They just happen to be based on many, many aspects of many, many people. Some complimentary, some not so much.

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