Category Archives: Friends

It’s not always about you, Princess

Hi Friends,

So today I thought I would tell you about other people’s work. BTW – The title of the post was overheard in conversation and is now part of my work-in-progress. I think it’s hilarious. (It is true that what you say around me might end up in a book – or on my blog lol) : Handcrafted pens and gifts – Can you believe that I’m a writer who is actually married to a pen maker! That’s right, my husband, Don Vann turns pens using exotic woods and custom acrylics and lot of other material.  One of my writer friends had a custom pen made to match her book colors. Don also used logos, names, etc. to personalize pens. Christmas is coming up and these pens make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts. Sinfully Delicious Wick’d Potion Perfumes and Perfume Jewelry – Wick’d JFay of Studio3b is ready for Halloween. Stop by her online store, if you dare, and visit the Bloody Bordello of Vampire Perfumes, the Dark Fairy-Tale Line, and the Haunted GothicPage. Attention authors: she also creates custom blends to match your projects. BTW – Wick’d JFay is my sister.

UnHappily Ever After : Tales with a twist – writer Tammy Kane emailed me the other day about her photo/storybook, “Unhappily Ever After”, which she is publishing soon. You know me, I really appreciate unique and creative spins on fairy tales. You can stop by and “like” her page to keep up to date on this project.

Okay, so that is all I have for today that is not about me. I would love to make this a monthly post about creative people. If you would like for me to mention you and/or your project on one of my “It’s not always about you, Princess,” post, email: dorlanasfairytales at

Love and Laughter,


Reconstructing Grimm presents Sherlock Holmes

Production team; from left to right:
Production Manager: Amanda Hull
Co-Director: Tom Marks
Writer/Director: Liz Shipe

The very talented and creative team, Reconstructing Grimm (They are responsible for the awesome cover of Supernatural Fairy Tales) has a new project:  “Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party” is an interactive show in collaboration with Milwaukee Entertainment Group, written by Liz Shipe.

The location itself, The Historic Brumder Mansion in Milwaukee, WI., is so primed for the world of 221 b. Baker St. the audience will feel completely immersed into the Victorian era.

A fun and unique aspect of the show is that it will be documented online from auditions to opening night on Reconstructing Grimm’s blog.

Here are the details:

Main Cast; from left to right
Dr. John Watson: Max Hultquist
Inspector Lestrade: Bryan Quinn
Sherlock Holmes: Michael Traynor

“Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party”
[ a Murder Mystery Event ]

September 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th at 6:30pm
October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th at 6:30pm
Sunday October 14th at 1:30pm
Join the Baker Street Irregulars at the home of Sherlock Holmes for an action-packed party hosted by Mrs. Hudson, and help Sherlock and Watson solve the unexpected mysteries of the evening and keep the streets of London Safe!

Images © copyright Reconstructing Grimm


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