About Dorlana

annericebookThe inspirations for my books and short stories are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies.   I’m a long time fan of Anne Rice, I have a writer-crush on F. Scott Fitzgerald, and my all time favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray. I’m a bit of a foodie and adore stories that have tie-ins to food (Books: Like Water for Chocolate & Garden Spells  – Movies: Julie and Julia & Chocolat my favorites.)

Two of my books, JACLYN’S GHOST & PASSAGE TO QUEEN MESENTIA ( Previously published as, Passage to Mesentia) were first published in 2009 by Tease Publishing LLC, under the title DEATH, as part of their Dark Tarot Series. After I received my rights back (November 2010), I decided to published both books as eBooks under my own indie publishing company, PIXIE PUNK PRESS.

Since then, I have published four more eBooks: two fairy tale inspired young adult fantasies (Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale & The Princes of Tangleforest) and my collection of fairy tale inspired short stories I had originally written for my blog, Supernatural Fairy Tales. And my newest release, Ninja vs Pirates, which I wrote for my little boy.

What’s in the works?

I am writing  another YA supernatural fairy tale. This one is inspired by “Hansel & Gretel.” I am also working on a romantic comedy that I am very excited about!

Dorlana’s writing related Post:

Don’t Take Critiques at Face Value

How to Defeat Writers Block with Lies and Deceit

I forgot to “Save the Cat”

Keeping a Novel Diary

You Know You’re Addicted to Writing When …

Book 1 vs. Book 2: The Tortoise and the Hare

The Second Draft is Country Music

The Third Draft is an Empty Tube of Toothpaste

Concept, Characters, and Then Story. Oh …

When Did You Start Writing?

The Retelling of a Fairy Tale 


When One Door Closes

Character & Story Exercises

Frustration: a writers BFF

More stuff:

I’m a Texan. I was born here, lived most of my life here, except for a couple of years. I’ve been married since I was 16  and my husband (Don) was 18. We have been together for 27 years. We have 3 kiddos who we are very proud of: a teacher, a college student, and a 4th grader.

I like (in no particular order) movies, classic books, summer, non-fiction, TX hold’em, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, strong coffee, restaurants, family time, cooking, giraffes, art (admirer), Birchbox, reality TV competitions, shopping, trying new beers, shoes, Mexican food , earrings, and chocolate cupcakes.

I don’t eat cows, I’m shy (but an extrovert wanna-be),  and I love to write.

I sure hope you will take a look around the website. I welcome emails (dorlanasfairytales at gmail dot com) if you would like review copies, interviews, or if you just have a question or comment – I will get back to you.

Love and Laughter,
Dorlana :) 

  1. I was searching for other speculative blogs with a fairy tale focus and I’m happy that I stumbled across yours! There aren’t enough romantic/comedy paranormal books out there, which is a pity, because the paranormal genre is ripe for humor. I’ll have a closer look around–I love reading and promoting books!


  2. Hi Janeen,
    I agree about the romantic/comedy paranormal books – Not only do I like to write them, I like to read them, too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment. :)


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