Alana Church was born and raised in central Illinois. An avid reader since she was
a young girl, she grew up entranced by the realms of Middle-Earth, Narnia, and Prydain.
Following her graduation from high school, she attended the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a degree in Secondary Education in 1994.
There follows four years which Alana would like to blot from her memory. She quickly
discovered she did not have the temperament to be a teacher, and is still in favor
of the death penalty for all males between the ages of twelve and fifteen.
In 1998, Alana moved to the Chicago area, where she has lived ever since. She has
held several jobs, and now works in the telecommunications industry as a project
Alana has dabbled as a writer since she was a teenager, but it was only with the
advent of the internet and the growth of e-publishing that she decided to try erotica
as more than a part-time hobby. Her books fall into two main genres; Urban Fantasy
and Taboo. She loves weaving folklore into her stories, many of which are set in
Des Moines, Iowa, because she finds the idea hilarious. She is perhaps best-known
for her "Coven Chronicles" and "Succubus" series, which have earned high reviews.
Alana lives alone, surrounded by scribbled notes for stories, books, and a dim-witted
turtle named Pedro.