About Dorlana

Hi – welcome to my page. I write contemporary novels for teens and adults. My inspirations are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies. I like combining classic fairy tales with paranormal elements and then dropping it all in a contemporary setting. My newest release/project (July 2021) is Potion – a Hansel and Gretel inspired YA urban Fantasy. I decided to to try a new format, Kindle Vella, and I am currently uploading new episodes weekly. You can check out the schedule here.

Two of my romantic comedies were published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2015 & 2016:
The Trouble with Snowmen
The Trouble with Scarecrows

The first book I self-published was in 2010.  Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale  (revised in 2018) which is a Little Red Riding Hood inspired YA fantasy/paranormal story.

I have published more since then:
Jaclyn’s Ghost 2011 (revised in 2017) – Ghosts, Mystery, and Fashion
Supernatural Fairy Tales 2011 (revised in 2019) – A collection of fairy tale inspired paranormal short stories and poems. I post a lot of them here on my site, and they are listed on the sidebar.

back pew 2017

I am a born-and-raised Texan who lives outside of Houston with my husband and teen-aged son. I also have two married daughters and a grandson. When I’m not writing, I enjoy cooking, watching reality TV, hanging out with said family, playing TX hold’em, and drinking on patios.

I’m most active on Instagram ( info on sidebar) and like to post pictures of my outings in and around Houston, food & drinks, and book stuff of course.

2017 bbq cook offIf you would like review copies, would like to be a beta-reader, or if you just have a question or comment, I welcomes emails (dorlanasfairytales at gmail dot com) and will get back to you.

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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