Alum Alina Adams Recasts Russian Jewish Family Stories in 'Nesting Dolls'

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Photo of Alina Adams wearing magenta turtleneck and smiling in front of trees

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Alina Sivorinovsky Wickham, who publishes under the nom de plume Alina Adams, may be considered a writer of all trades. She has penned mysteries centered on the world of figure skating, romance fiction set in early 1800s Great Britain, and soap opera-based novels that were tie-ins to daytime dramas.

Sivorinovsky Wickham, an alumna of the Brandeis School, Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where she earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in broadcast communications, said “Nesting Dolls” had been percolating for decades. More than 20 years ago, while she was working in television as a writer and producer, she outlined the first part of what was to become the novel.