About Dorlana

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The inspirations for my books and short stories are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies. I have several books (teen and adult) available. Check out  the top menu or my Amazon Author Page for all of my titles.

I live in Texas, near Houston, which is also the setting for my romance series Trouble with Men. I’m very excited about the series, which has fun, new dating terms and concepts, outrageous shenanigans, and a touch of magical realism. Characters move in and out of a downtown Houston multiplex – a 1920s house (some say it’s haunted) that has been renovated into four separate apartments. Trouble with Men series is published by Soul Mate Publishing beginning with the romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen.

I have started an email/mailing list for anyone who would like to be notified when the books from the series are available in eBook and print.  Click here for more information about getting on the list and more information about the books in the series.

And/or you can subscribe to this website/blog (see side panel) to receive updates. I’m going to have some fun contest and cool giveaways, too.

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.

Fun Facts:

In no particular order, I like movies, summer, non-fiction, TX hold’em, strong coffee, restaurants, family time, cooking, giraffes, Birchbox, reality TV competitions, shopping, festivals, the beach, trying new beers, shoes, Mexican food, earrings, and chocolate cupcakes. Oh, and I love to write.

Love and Laughter,
Dorlana 🙂

Dorlana’s writing related Post:

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


  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. 🙂


  3. Great blog!… Just dropping by to tell you that I nominated you for a Creative Blogger Award (Pencils Version)~You can check it out at the end of this post: http://wp.me/p60vo-4gy
    Best wishes. Aquileana 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Aquileana – Thanks for the nomination and for stopping by!



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