About Dorlana

me and the girlsDorlana Vann is the author of contemporary novels for teens and adults. Her inspirations are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies – sometimes combining all three in the same story. She writes weekend reads that have been described as inventive, creative, and fun. “This book is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly evening.”

Dorlana is a born-and-raised Texan who lives outside of Houston with her husband and teen-aged son surrounded by her family. When she’s not writing (her favorite thtexas hold'eming to do), she enjoys cooking, watching reality TV, hanging out with said family, playing TX hold’em, drinking on patios, and shopping.

If you would like review copies, would like to be a beta-reader, or if you just have a question or comment, she welcomes emails (dorlanasfairytales at gmail dot com) and will get back to youteam lushes.

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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