The 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!
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I live in Texas with my family. 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 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 3rd grader.
I like (in no particular order) reality TV competitions, movies, classic books, summer, non-fiction, TX hold’em, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, coffee, restaurants, family time, cooking, giraffes, art (admirer), Birchbox, shopping, shoes, earrings, and chocolate cupcakes.
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,