About Me

Romance Author. Writing Teacher. WIFE & BOY MOM. Dog Rescuer. NEEDLEPOINT Enthusiast.

the author


Alana Quintana Albertson is a Latina bestselling romance and mystery author (#3 in entire Amazon store) with over one million views on her Se7en Deadly SEALs romantic mystery serial on Radish. Her own voices, Latine Rom Com series, Love and Tacos, has been optioned for television. 

Alana holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. She’s the former President of Romance Writers of America’s Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, and Chick Lit chapters.

A recovering professional ballroom dancer, she lives in Poway, California, with her husband, two young sons, and seven rescue dogs.

When she’s not spending her time saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses™, the rescue she founded, she can be found needlepointing while binge-watching episodes of Pitch, Wednesday, YOU, or the Americans.

Alana (née Chulick) was born and raised in Marin County, California. She graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. 

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A few of my favorite things …

Days off…

Yoga, Walks on the Beach, & Needlepoint

Favorite musical….

Little Shop of Horrors

Favorite bands/musicians….

Skid Row, Eagles, Linda Ronstadt,

Richard Marx, Mother Love Bone

& Selena

Bingeing ….

The Americans, Pitch, & Wednesday

Favorite Books…

An American Tragedy, In Cold Blood, & The Dirty Girls Social Club

Favorite Sport…

Baseball. Go Padres!

Favorite Tacos..

Quesa Birria & Carne Guisada

Favorite Vacation Spots..

Kaua’i, Lake Tahoe, & Carmel-by-the-Sea

Have some facts to Share…


Books Sold


Kindle Pages Read


Books Written


Dogs Saved