Monthly Archives: September, 2012

FREE Kindle Ebook – Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale


Hi Friends, The Kindle edition of Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale will be free Sunday Sept 30, 2012.  It is a werewolf, Little Red Riding Hood inspired, young adult novel.  The links are below. I have more info about the book here about Silverweed    Here is the blurb: Once upon a time Granny was attacked by …

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My Favorite Writing Resources


Hi Friends, I’m in the middle of writing my romantic comedy rough draft (17,000 words so far) and working on the 2nd draft my YA supernatural fairy tale. As I write, I’m refreshing on all things that go into constructing a novel. Along with a couple of handwritten signs that are tacked to my bulletin …

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I Like Vampires … well, I used to.


I like vampires, from Buffy to Bram Stoker’s Dracula . Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles is my favorite series of all time.  And I am huge, huge Angel fan – this was before TiVo, and I never missed an episode.  So I guess you can say I’m an old school vamp fan. These days it seems …

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My First Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story


After watching the movie, Snow White & the Huntsman, I was reminded of my very first fairy tale inspired short story. Circu 1993-94 Phone Calls and Dwarfs by Dorlana Vann “Hello,” she answered her phone for the third time since I sat down. “I told you not to call me anymore.”  I didn’t hear the phone …

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My Thoughts on Snow White & the Huntsman


Spoiler Alert! I wasn’t able to go to the movies and watch Snow White & the Huntsman. But I was so looking forward to the DVD, even though all I’d heard about it were bad reviews. My husband surprised me with the movie yesterday, and I guess I’m crazy (more like a crazy fairy tale …

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Free Ebook: Fairy Tale Inspired YA


Hi Friends, I just wanted to let you know that my Rapunzel inspired contemporary YA novel, The Princes of Tangleforest (Kindle eBook) will be Free Wednesday Sept. 5th. The Princes of Tangleforest was inspired by The Brother’s Grimm version of, “Rapunzel.” However, it is not a retelling of the classic. Instead, I’ve taken certain aspects …

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When Did You Start Writing?


When Did You Start Writing? I think this probably the most common question that a writer is asked. And I think my answer is pretty common, too.  I’ve been writing since I can remember – But I didn’t think much about the fact, that I liked to write, until the 7th grade. After completing the …

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